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Dengue Fever in Pakistan

03 Sep 2015

During August 2015, a total of 49 cases of dengue fever were reported in Punjab province. The municipalities reporting cases include: Rawalpindi (27 cases), Sheikhupura (4), 3 cases each from Lahore, Gujranwala, and Multan, one each from Faisalabad and Narowal.

Advice for Travellers

Avoidance of mosquito bites, particularly during daylight hours, is recommended. Bite avoidance measures include: covering up with clothing, the use of insect repellent and bed nets impregnated with insecticide. Reduction of mosquito breeding sites around hotel rooms/homes is advised for longer term stays.