Karachi Experiences Surge In Dengue Cases Again

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KARACHI October 12. 2020: We aren’t yet done fighting with COVID19 and then it is time that we’re already alarmed about the rising cases of dengue too. According to the Sindh health department, they have been continuously experiencing a rise in the Dengue cases in Karachi. The city recorded approximately recorded 480 infections in the past month alone. The report says the East district of Karachi is the most affected area as 222 cases were from that end alone. Indicating Gulshan-e-Iqbal and Jamshed Town as the red zones for dengue. Cases that were reported this month in Karachi. The cases reported on the east side of Karachi were 1149 this year. Areas like South, Korangi, Malir, and West have reported 66, 36, 25, and 19 cases respectively which includes women, children, and the elderly as well.

Read More: The Causes And Treatments Of Dengue

Many reports that are based on the study of the comparison between COVID19 and Dengue says that the exposure to the mosquito-transmitted illness may provide a certain level of immunity against COVID19. This study that has been done in Brazil after the COVID19 outbreak says if it is proven correct, these hypotheses could mean that dengue infection or immunization with a safe dengue vaccine could produce some level of immunological protection against this COVID19 pandemic.

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Javeria Adil Chughtai

Javeria Adil Chughtai

A journalist and a medical researcher by profession, badminton player and photographer by passion. You can call me an artist but No, I can't draw you! 😀

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