LAHORE: A 14-year-old girl has been diagnosed with dengue virus in Hanjarwal area of Lahore, media sources reported on Thursday.
The affected girl is under treatment at the isolation ward of Jinnah Hospital.
With one more dengue patient, the number of the dengue affected persons has jumped to six in Punjab’s provincial capital city.
On March 5, Deputy District Officer (DDO) Dr Zeeshan Zafar had said that a dengue larva was found at four houses in Pirwadahi area, Rawalpindi.
Dr Zeeshan Zafar had said strict monitoring had been carried out at adjacent houses to eliminate the larvae breeding.
He had said that people stored water in open drums in Pirwadahi area which helped breeding of dengue.
The DDO had said that standard operating procedures about anti-dengue were being implemented in letter and spirit and surveillance had been extended in Rawal Town area to control the threat of dengue.
Dengue fever is a viral disease transmitted by mosquitoes. It starts out as intermittent fevers that graduate to thrombocytosis when untreated, sometimes leading to death.
It affects millions of children and adults worldwide. The World Health Organization reports that even today, there is no definitive medical cure for the disease, but early detection is key to effective treatment.