Rising cases of Dengue over the past several months in Pakistan and Bangladesh has become a concern to WHO. Dengue is the one leading cause of headache, muscle pain and high fever, all classic symptoms of dengue, a mosquito-borne virus that has struck large numbers of people across the country.
Pakistan hospitals have faced an influx of thousands of patients admitted with symptoms of dengue. Pakistan health officials say they are combating one of the worst dengue outbreaks the country has experienced. One city hospital in Rawalpindi admitted more than 2000 dengue patients in a single weekend in October. As of early November, more than 45 000 people in Pakistan have been infected with the dengue virus in 2019.
In Bangladesh, Dengue is a big worry as well. Bangladesh also has been in the grip of its worst dengue outbreak since the country first recorded an epidemic in 2000, with more than 92 000 cases reported. Health officials in the region blame the prolonged monsoon rains, which promote ideal breeding grounds for Aedes mosquitoes that carry the dengue virus and thrive in warm, humid conditions, laying their eggs in used tires, flowerpots, tree holes and any water-filled container.
Numerous other countries in Asia, the Americas and Africa are reporting a higher incidence of dengue than previous years.
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- WHO scales up response to worldwide surge in dengue (Nov 2019).World Health Organization. Accessed on 14 Jan 2020