Low temperature to eliminate dengue mosquitoes in two weeks: DHO.

ISLAMABAD -- While 20 more residents of the federal capital were diagnosed with dengue on Sunday, District Health Officer (DHO) Dr Zaeem Zia hoped that mosquitoes will be eliminated in two weeks because of continuously decreasing temperature.

Moreover, the number of cases for the current season has reached 5,046 and so far 11 deaths have been reported due to the mosquito-borne disease.

According to a document, available with Dawn, out of over 5,000 people, 2,254 were diagnosed by private laboratories and 1,299 cases were reported by Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims). Other cases were reported by 10 hospitals of the capital.

It further stated that 2,928 cases were reported from rural areas and 2,118 cases surfaced from urban areas of the city. Out of 11 deaths, eight were reported from rural areas.

Talking to Dawn, DHO Dr Ziasaid this year, dengue season started with a sudden spike in the number of cases. 'However, because of the tireless efforts of front line workers, dengue was controlled in the city as they spent hours carrying out fumigation and educating the masses about how they should play a role towards eliminating breeding sites of the mosquitoes,' he said.

Dr Zia said the mosquito would be eliminated in two weeks due to...

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