Authorities identified Islamabad areas with potential dengue fever threat

Dengue Islamabad

ISLAMABAD – The authorities have identified three areas in the capital city with potential high risk of dangue fever spread during likely pre-monsoon rain spell in summer season.

According to the coordinated measures taken by at least three main administrative bodies, the IJ Principal Road, G-Sectors and slums of Islamabad were at high risk of dengue fever spread as last year same areas had high ratio of reported cases.

Officials from the Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD), Directorate of Health Services (DHS) Capital Development Authority (CDA) and the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT), however, expressed full determination to curtail the dengue fever with proper and timely measures.

It was decided to make sure that illegal dumping sites in the capital must be removed. Moreover, from May onward, a mass awareness campaign will be launched to help prevent dengue fever and publicize its treatment.

A rainy spell from May till July predicted by the Pakistan Metrological Department will provide a conducive environment for dengue mosquitoes to breed.

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