By NewsDesk @bactiman63
The death toll due to dengue rose by 18.
In addition, officials report that all four strains of the dengue virus — DENV-1, DENV-2, DENV-3, DENV-4 — are circulating in Lahore, which means the number of critical patients and deaths may increase.
Dengue is a disease caused by a virus spread through mosquito bites. The disease can take up to 2 weeks to develop with illness generally lasting less than a week.
Health effects from dengue include fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, rash, muscle and joint pain, and minor bleeding.
Dengue can become severe within a few hours. Severe dengue is a medical emergency, usually requiring hospitalization.
In severe cases, health effects can include hemorrhage (uncontrolled bleeding), shock (seriously low blood pressure), organ failure, and death.