First two cases of dengue fever reported in Swabi
SWABI: This year, the first two cases of the dengue fever have been reported from the two different regions of the district and it had confirmed by health officials and doctors as well here on Monday. When contacted district health officer told this correspondent that the patients were admitted in Bacha Medical Complex Shahmansoor (BMCS) where they established an isolated ward for such patients.
However, he said the symptoms of the two patients were not local and the investigations conducted by them revealed that they had recently returned from one of the localities in Karachi city. “They (patients) had brought the dengue virus from the Karachi city. It has been revealed the investigation we conducted soon after the conformation of the dengue fever,” said Dr Niaz Muhammad, District health officer.
In reply to a question, he said that they had immediately taken precautionary measures and all possible steps to protect people from dengue fever and its spreading. It has been learnt that one of the patients is hailed from Shewa adda, district headquarters of Tehsil Razaar, the area to which former health minister and MPA-elect, Shahram Khan Taralkai belongs.
The other case was report from Charbagh village which is also situated in Tehsil Razaar and he also back home a few days’ back from Karachi.
Health officials said that anti-mosquitoes spray has been has been carried out in both areas and the houses of the two patients have also been checked and blood samples from them has been taken by the health officials.