International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies
2017, Vol. 4 Issue 1, Part B
Follow up of dengue disease in Swat after the outbreak in 2013
Dengue is an epidemic health problem in Pakistan since December 2013 affecting more than 2.5 billion people worldwide. Pakistan is also one of the victims of dengue disease which has been affecting differentiated areas of Pakistan since 1994 after the first conform report of positive case of dengue in Pakistan. Since then different areas are been hit but still it is endemic in Pakistan. In August 2013, outbreak of dengue was occurred in District Swat of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa which had killed more than 37 deaths reported. In 2014 the occurrence of dengue was studied. In 2014 total of 278 patient we are reported positive for dengue out of which male were more affected. Means that dengue virus affect male patients more than female. It was also reported that dengue is found to be more prevalent in age group 21- 40. In laboratory examinations it was found that 4% patients were IgM positive, 2% were IgG positive and the highest 92% were NS1 positive. The study also shows that Faizabad area of Minogra was more affected having 29% patients. In this study I found that platelets count was very variable from as low as zero in one patient to as high as 440000in other
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Samiullah. Follow up of dengue disease in Swat after the outbreak in 2013. Int. J. Fauna Biol. Stud. 2017;4(1):125-127.