LAHORE, Oct 6: Seven people fell prey to the fatal dengue on Thursday, while the Punjab health department that is constantly misreporting dengue fever and death cases, stated that only two deaths have been recorded.
KARACHI, Jan 19: Amid considerably increased flulike activities, including those of dengue fever and swine flu, health experts at a seminar on Wednesday stressed the need for establishing a national centre for infectious diseases control and prevention comprising scientists and medical experts from the public and the private sectors.
epaper.dawn.com/ArticleText.aspxRAWALPINDI, Jan 13: A woman died of swine flu at the Holy Family Hospital on Wednesday night.
Dr Javed Hayat, the in-charge of the infectious diseases unit at HFH, confirmed that Saeeda was diagnosed with H1N1 swine flu virus and died at the hospital last night. She was a resident of Mungoot in Gujar Khan.
The patient was brought to the hospital last week with the complaints of fever and flu.
LAHORE, Jan 8: The symptoms of swine flu are identical to seasonal flu and a patient usually contract fever, lethargy, decreased appetite and cough.
KARACHI, Dec 18: Dengue is estimated to have cost Rs80 million to government healthcare units and patients — excluding the indirect cost incurred by the government on public awareness, surveillance activities and lost working days — in the province this year, it emerged on Saturday.
HYDERABAD, Nov 3: A noted haematologist has warned that the cases of dengue fever would increase in the country if serious and preventive efforts were not taken immediately. Another speaker cautioned about the looming threat of Congo fever soon after Eidul Azha as the virus is transmitted through animal blood.
LAHORE, Nov 3: Local homoeopathic experts claim to have discovered medicines and insecticides to cure and prevent dengue fever.
ISLAMABAD, Nov 3: While dengue fever is spreading in many parts of the country, with over 430 confirmed cases in the twin cities, it is a surprise that the capital’s premier public hospital, the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims), does not have the equipment for testing the dengue virus in suspected patients.
LAHORE, Oct 27: With 15 senior doctors and a police officer among the 240 people tested positive for dengue in public and private sector hospitals across the province, including 225 in Lahore alone during the last 24 hours, the Punjab health department continued undermining the magnitude of the epidemic by hiding the exact number of cases.
RAWALPINDI, Oct 13: The National Institute of Health (NIH) on Wednesday declared 20 more patients at Holy Family Hospital (HFH) as cases of dengue fever, bringing the tally to 25 at the hospital.
Besides, 40 more suspected patients arrived in the allied hospitals - HFH, Benazir Bhutto Hospital (BBH) and District Headquarters (DHQ) Hospital.