Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) administrators classified five regions as high-risk areas on Tuesday in reaction to an increase in dengue virus infections. Peshawar, Mardan, Swabi, Charsadda, and Battagram are just some of the districts that are affected; there has been a rise in dengue cases detected in these regions.
KP has suffered from 165 verified cases of dengue this year, reported by the provincial health department, with Peshawar headed overall with 38 points, following Mardan with 32, Swabi with 19, Charsadda with 14, and Battagram with 12 confirmed cases.
Throughout the province, the current epidemic has impacted 20 districts, with additional cases occurring in Bannu, Hangu, Lakki Marwat, Khyber, Torghar, and Haripur.
Mohammad Imran Khan, another deputy commissioner with relief or the dengue focal point, chaired an event on Tuesday to discuss the increasing pandemic The discussion, which was joined by entomologists, district health officers, and staff of line agencies, aimed to create an extensive strategy regarding dengue control and prevention.
In order to completely wipe out dengue larvae mosquitoes in areas at risk, the meeting highlighted the value of working together throughout multiple departments, conducting widespread public education events in schools, and applying strict measures. Furthermore, it asked for extra assistant commissioners to take part in field duties and interact among medical entomologists in order to ensure a successful response to dengue cases.