Dengue cases in Rawalpindi rises

RAWALPINDI:The Rawalpindi’s dengue total tally has reached 720 positive cases with the arrival of 58 more patients during the last 24 hours, officials said on Tuesday.

Punjab Health Department said that 58 fresh cases of dengue were detected in the last 24 hours in Rawalpindi, while 12 patients are in serious condition at the hospital.

Health authorities said 46 patients are being treated at Holy Family Hospital, 40 in DHQ and 28 dengue patients are being treated at Benazir Hospital.

Meanwhile, the district administration had registered 50 FIRs, issued tickets to eight, sealed three premises, and a fine of Rs45,000 was imposed against the violations of dengue SOPs, during last 24 hours.

Dengue virus is a mosquito-borne viral disease that has rapidly spread in recent years around the world. Dengue virus is transmitted by female mosquitoes mainly of the species Aedes aegypti and, to a lesser extent, Ae. albopictus.