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Dengue Fever in Pakistan (Update)

06 Nov 2013

Dengue fever is ongoing in Pakistan. As of 1 November 2013, Punjab province has recorded 891 cases of dengue fever with 350 cases reported in Rawalpindi.

Sindh province has recorded 3730 dengue fever cases with Karachi the worst affected municipality with 3217 cases and 22 deaths. Cases are said to be increasing.

Advice for Travellers

Avoidance of mosquito bites, particularly during daylight hours, by covering up with clothing, the use of bite avoidance measures such as repellent and bed nets is advised. Elimination of breeding sites around hotel rooms/houses is advised for longer term stays.