Devastating Dengue Fever in Pakistan

October 2017
The Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination in Pakistan has recently reported a high number of dengue fever cases in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK). A total of 1,279 laboratory confirmed cases were reported during the months of July and August 2017. (WHO, 3 Sep 2017)
September 2011
The BBC reported that nearly six million people have been affected
2009
20 million people are affected
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October 2017 The province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa of Pakistan had officially notified of an outbreak of dengue fever in its capital city-Peshawar. Since mid July to end of September 2017, a total of 52,926 suspected/clinically diagnosed cases of dengue fever including 38 associated deaths had been reported.
September 2011 The BBC reported that nearly six million people have been affected due to rains in these areas. Intermittent rains continued in Badin, Jamshoro, Hyderabad, Umarkot, Sanghar, Badin, Tando Muhammad Khan, Tharparkar and Mirpurkhas.

Recent Monsoon rains followed by extreme degree of flooding of 30% of agricultural land in Pakistan resulted in devastating consequences. Pakistan's land area equivalent to the state of Florida or the size of the United Kingdom is under water. Ready to harvest crops have been completely destroyed by the floods. 20 million people are affected. 3.6 million children are homeless.

Water borne disease are a real threat with watery diarrhea already affecting thousands. Cholera and Hepatitis A is going to be affecting millions. People have lost their savings, crops, homes and lives. The need is tremendous.

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