March 23, 2015
A prestigious national award distribution ceremony was organized in President House.
March 23, 2015
A prestigious national award distribution ceremony was organized in President House.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is dengue fever and severe dengue?
Dengue is a vector-borne disease transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito. There are 4 serotypes of the virus that causes dengue. These are known as DEN-1, DEN-2, DEN-3,and DEN-4.
Where does the disease occur?
Dengue is mainly transmitted by a mosquito (Aedes aegypti) and is distributed across all tropical countries now Pakistan is also amongst the affected countries. Ae. aegypti and other species such as Ae. albopictus are highly adaptive and their combined distribution can spread dengue during summer, particularly, after monsoon.
What is the treatment for dengue?
There is no vaccine or specific medication for dengue fever.
Patients should seek medical advice, rest and drink plenty of fluids. Paracetamol can be taken to bring down fever and reduce joint pains. However, aspirin or ibuprofen should not be taken since they can increase the risk of bleeding.
What are the symptoms of dengue fever and severe dengue?
Dengue causes flu-like symptoms and lasts for 2-7 days. Dengue fever usually occurs after an incubation period of 4-10 days after the bite of the infected mosquito. High Fever (40°C/ 104°F) is usually accompanied by at least two of the following symptoms:
  • Headaches
  • Pain behind eyes
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Swollen glands
  • Joint, bone or muscle pains
  • Rash
What should I do if I suspect I have dengue?
If you suspect you have dengue you need to see a doctor immediately. To diagnose dengue fever, your doctor will:
  • Evaluate your signs and symptoms
  • Test your blood for evidence of a dengue virus
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  • Review your medical and travel history.
Persons who had travelled to dengue endemic countries/cities during the past two weeks should inform the doctor about it.
Is there any helpline for further information?
Yes, 0800-99000 is the toll free helpline from where you can get further information.