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Dengue Fever in Pakistan (Update)

21 Nov 2013

Dengue fever is ongoing in Pakistan. AsĀ of 12 November 2013, Swat Valley, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province has recorded 5159 suspected cases of dengue fever with 37 deaths.

As of 18 November 2013, Punjab province has recorded 1912 cases with 89 being reported in the last 24 hours; 70 in Lahore. Cases are said to be increasing.

Sindh province has recorded 4358 dengue fever cases with Karachi the worst affected municipality with 3786 cases.

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.