Dengue cases considerably decrease: EDO


Staff Reporter

Rawalpindi—EDO Health Rawalpindi Dr Arshad Ali Sabir has said that from the second week of October a decrease in detection of dengue larvae has been reported in Rawal and Potohar towns during the indoor surveillance campaign.
Dr Arshad, in a statement here, said the discovery of dengue larvae in houses had decreased from 4 per cent to 2.5 per cent due to the result targeted anti-dengue campaign of the Punjab government.
The number of patients suffering from dengue, he added, had also decreased and the situation was expected to improve further in the coming days. The citizens should, however, remain vigilant and personally inspect breeding-grounds of dengue in their houses. Dengue could not be eliminated without the cooperation of the citizens, and they should play an active part in the anti-dengue campaign launched by the government, he added.