The dengue outbreak in Rawalpindi escalates as 58 new cases have been reported in the past 24 hours, taking the total count to 720. The Punjab Health Department confirmed these new cases, noting that 12 patients are critically ill. Current hospitalizations include 46 patients at Holy Family Hospital, 40 at DHQ, and 28 at Benazir Hospital.
The district administration has intensified its crackdown on violations of dengue SOPs in the last 24 hours, registering 50 FIRs, issuing eight tickets, sealing three properties, and imposing fines totalling Rs 45,000.
Dengue, a mosquito-borne viral illness primarily transmitted by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, has seen a global surge in recent years. It manifests with high fever (40°C/104°F) and at least two other symptoms: severe headache, eye pain, muscle and joint pains, nausea, vomiting, swollen glands, or rash.