By NewsDesk @bactiman63
Pakistan’s National Institute of Health (NIH) has issued advisories for the prevention and control of dengue fever and chikungunya, plus an advisory on Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis (PAM) caused by Naegleria fowleri.
In Karachi alone, 484 dengue cases, and two fatalities have been reported since the beginning of the year.
Some 3,204 cases of dengue fever were reported in Pakistan during 2018.
After reporting their first chikungunya outbreak two years ago, the disease is now endemic in many parts of the country.
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Deaths related to PAM have been regularly reported from tertiary care hospitals of Karachi during summers since 2008. Despite surveillance limitations, a total of 88 cases are on record in Pakistan in the last 10 years with a case fatality rate of 100%.
Year to date, three fatalities due to PAM have been recorded in 2019.
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