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Another dengue patient died at KTH Peshawar

Wisal Yousafzai

PESHAWAR: Another dengue patient died in Khyber Teaching Hospital Peshawar as the number of death due to dengue disease reach to three in KTH hospital.

According to the KTH media cell a patient known as Imran Khan age 22 resident Mohallah Gujran Charanda Tehkal Payan was passed away on Monday because of Hemorrhagic Dnegue fever and encephalitis.

The spokesman of KTH said that total death from dengue fever was three and all the three patients were belongs to Tehkal.

The data of KTH said that 1851 screening test of dengue were conducted in the hospital while 291 people test were positive after investigation.

Similarly in Hayatabad Medical Complex Peshawar from January 2017 till date around 12 patients of dengue were brought to the hospital in which ten patients were discharge while two patients of dengue were still admitted in the hospital.

Dr. Khalid Medical Officer at Medical B ward at KTH while talking with The Frontier Post said that dengue mosquitoes is like Malaria but it will appear only in the morning before the sun rise as well as in sun set time.

He further said that the mosquito is most active during daylight, for approximately two hours after sunrise and several hours before sunset.

He further informed that Dengue is spread through the bite of the female mosquito (Aedes aegypti). The mosquito becomes infected when it takes the blood of a person infected with the virus. After about one week, the mosquito can then transmit the virus while biting a healthy person.

About the symptoms of dengue he said that Symptoms of Dengue Fever Symptoms, which usually begin four to six days after infection and last for up to 10 days, may include Sudden, high fever Severe headaches, Pain behind the eyes, Severe joint and muscle pain, Fatigue, Nausea, Vomiting, Skin rash, which appears two to five days after the onset of fever, Mild bleeding (such a nose bleed, bleeding gums, or easy bruising).

He further said that if precautionary measures were taken like full sleeve clothes, white clothes and any place where water is stopped should be clean that we secure ourselves and our families from dengue disease.

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