KARACHI– Government of Sindh on Wednesday declared that aedes aegypti mosquito is responsible for spreading Chikungunya virus in Karachi.
The disease would be declared epidemic after confirmation from World Health Organization (WHO), said the provincial government.
Aedes aegypti, the yellow fever mosquito, is a mosquito that can also cause dengue fever and Zika fever, etc.
On the other hand, another 700 people were admitted to Saudabad Hospital in 24 hours over complaints with Chikungunya virus in Karachi’s Malir.
According to Dunya News, the disease has been spread to adjoining areas of Malir including Korangi, Madina Colony, Liaquat Market and Khokhrapar.
Doctors are only relying on paracetamol tablets as a cure for the disease that paralyses hands and feet with severe fever and pain in joints.
The medical staff said that the report of the affectees is likely to be received on Thursday while the patients stated that they need to buy medicines and syringes from medical stores due to inadequate facilities in the hospital.