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Islamabad reports 40 new dengue cases

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ISLAMABAD: The federal capital has registered 40 new dengue fever cases during the past 24 hours, confirmed the district health officer (DHO).

In the last 24 hours, 40 patients with dengue fever were reported in rural and urban areas of the federal capital territory. According to the district health officer (DHO), 18 cases were reported from rural areas and 22 from urban areas.

Nineteen people have died of the mosquito-borne disease in the current season so far. A total of 4,404 dengue fever have been reported in the federal capital.

Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral disease that has rapidly spread in recent years around the world.

Dengue virus is transmitted by female mosquitoes mainly of the species Aedes aegypti and, to a lesser extent, Ae. albopictus.

These mosquitoes are also vectors of chikungunya, yellow fever and Zika viruses. Dengue is widespread throughout the tropics, with local variations in risk influenced by rainfall, temperature, relative humidity and unplanned rapid urbanization.

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