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Sindh orders import of Chikungunya diagnosis kits

KARACHI: Sindh's programme manager of Dengue Prevention and Control Programme Dr Masood Solangi has said that the health department has started tests to diagnose dengue and malaria in Ibrahim Haidery, Malir and other areas of Karachi. Dr Masood Solangi, has recently named as the provincial focal person for Chikungunya control and management programme. Dr Solangi has said that in Ibrahim Haidery four cases of malaria and one patient of dengue has been diagnosed. He said hundreds of patients in the area suspected of…

Health expert on preventive measures for Chikungunya

Chikungunya is a viral disease transmitted to humans by infected mosquitoes. It causes fever and severe joint pain. Other symptoms include muscle pain, headache, nausea, fatigue and rash. As the reports of the disease's spread in Karachi are doing rounds, Executive Director Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center (JPMC) Seemi Jamali shared preventive and precautionary measures to protect oneself from Chikungunya. Read More: All you need to know about Chikungunya Talking exclusively to ARY News, she said that…

More cases of Chikungunya reported at Karachi hospitals

KARACHI: A large number of the cases of mosquito disease Chikungunya being reported at Karachi's government and privately owned hospitals, ARY News reported on Friday. The visiting team of World Health Organization (WHO) experts, has concluded its visit of the city's hospitals and affected neighborhoods and submitted a guideline of the measures to Sindh health department to tackle the rising numbers of Chikungunya and Dengue cases. The WHO team was arrived in Karachi to provide assistance to the health authorities…

WHO team arrives in Karachi to help in fighting Chikungunya

KARACHI: A nine-member team of World Health Organization (WHO) experts has arrived in Karachi to provide assistance to the health authorities fighting the spread of Chikungunya disease in the metropolis, ARY News reported on Tuesday. The government of Sindh had sought the WHO assistance to fight Chikungunya disease in Karachi where it is rapidly spreading particularly in the city’s areas like Orangi Town, Malir, Bin Qasim, Ibrahim Hyderi, Korangi, Lyari, Surjani Town, and Keamari. A meeting on Chikungunya held at the…

All you need to know about Chikungunya?

KARACHI: Chikungunya has been a new fever alert in the city with scores of patients being admitted to different local hospitals almost every day. The viral disease is not deadly but as per the Aga Khan University Hospital Pakistan (AKUH), its symptoms can be severe and disabling. Here is a brief detail of the disease and its symptoms, if found in a patient, he or she must immediately consult a physician. What is Chikungunya? It is a viral disease transmitted to humans by infected mosquitoes that bit…

What is Chikungunya? – Transmission, Symptoms and Treatment

It has been reported that several cases of chikungunya virus have been found in the outskirts area of Karachi. So what is this mysterious disease and what are the symptoms, treatment, and prevention? Chikungunya virus is transmitted to people by mosquitoes. The most common symptoms of chikungunya virus infection are fever and joint pain. Other symptoms may include headache, muscle pain, joint swelling, or rash. Outbreaks have occurred in countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Indian and Pacific Oceans. In late…