Dengue fever cases are rising in Pakistan as a significant number of patients are being diagnosed with it. The government has launched an anti-dengue campaign including raising public awareness in response to the alarmingly high level of cases in the country, and has taken special measures at dengue hotspots in order to curb the spread of the disease.

Here is you how you can protect yourself and others from the dengue:
Install screens on doors and windows:

Install screens on doors and windows, and promptly repair broken or damaged screens. Keep unscreened doors and windows shut.

Wear long sleeves

Make sure your child is wearing full sleeved shirts, long pants, shoes, and socks when they go outside. Use mosquito netting over their beds at night.


Use mosquito repellent

Use mosquito repellents especially when you are going outdoors.

Limit outdoor time

Limit the amount of time you spend outside during the day, especially in the hours around dawn and dusk, when mosquitoes are most active.

Don’t store water

Don’t allow mosquitoes to breed by storing stagnant water. They lay their eggs in water, so get rid of standing water in things like containers and discarded tires.