ISLAMABAD: A uniform set of guidelines for treating dengue patients will be adopted across the country. This was announced on Tuesday at the closing of a workshop on National Case Management Guidelines of Dengue, National Disease Surveillance and Response System. Also, Pakistan will import an anti-dengue drug, Dextron 40, which helps stop bleeding in dengue patients. The workshop was held to decide the way forward for the Disease Early Warning and Response System and dengue management. Clinical experts from across Pakistan deliberated on the guidelines. From 1995-2004, 699 dengue cases were reported from three districts across the country. This increased dramatically between 2005 and 2011, with 55,946 infections and 539 deaths. A total of 105 out of 146 districts across the country were affected by dengue.
Published In The Express Tribune, June 20th, 2012.
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