June 29, 2022

4s-dengue|Dengue symptoms and History


4S dengue

The basic technique to avoid dengue and protect ourselves is to follow 4s. These 4s are helpful during this epidemic.

Search and destroy

  • Clear your surroundings
  • Find and destroy all material that can store water

Seek early consultation

  • If you find any symptoms, go to your nearest health care unit

Self-protection measures

  • Wear full-length dresses
  • Use mosquito repellent
  • Avoid outgoing during sunset and sunrise

Support spraying and fogging

  • Use sprays and mosquito repellent sprays in areas reporting high cases.

History of dengue outbreak

The first outbreak of dengue fever in Pakistan was in 1994. But it occurred suddenly in Karachi in 2005 as an annual epidemic. It caused 16,580 confirmed cases and many deaths from Lahore. It also reported many cases and death across the country. Currently, 3,442 cases have been reported in Pakistan.

The causative agent of dengue fever is Aedes anopheles. It spreads through open, pure, and clean water.

Dengue fever symptoms

  • Fever
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Eye pain
  • Headache
  • Bone pain
  • Joints pain Muscle pain

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