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International Journal of Mosquito Research
Vol. 7, Issue 4, Part A (2020)
Epidemiological and clinical manifestation of dengue virus infection in 2019 outbreak of district Swat KPK, Pakistan: A report-based data
Author(s): Salman Hassan, Abdullah, Maqdad Ullah, Attaullah and Noor Shad
Abstract: Dengue virus infection is a vector-borne disease spread in all regions of the world associated with humans. Dengue virus belongs to family Flaviviridae contain single-stranded positive-sense RNA. It has specific vectors for transmission of disease (Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus). The retrospective study was conducted in 2019 (August-November) the main aims and objectives of the study were to evaluate problems associated with dengue virus infection in study district Swat. The dengue patients visited the DHQ hospital of district Swat from various regions of the district. The patients were kept in separate ward specified dengue patients full attention is given to them by the staff of the hospital. All patients were screened for DENV NS1 ICT (immune chromatographic technique) and confirmed the ELISA method. A total of 586 patients have infected dengue virus infection with the highest ratio of 69.11%) males were infected as compared to females (30.88%). The incidences of DENV were in the age group 16 to 30 (48.46%) years. In the current study, dengue infection was in peak (63.31% September) in the post-monsoon season. Most patients 47% had platelets countless 100000 cmm which may be life-threatening. So the current study evaluated that dengue infection was in high numbers in males as compared to females and most affected patients were adults. We recommend on the behalf of this study that the proper administration and monitoring is required in the Government sector and raise sufficient funds and implantation of well-equipped laboratories with properly trained technician should be hired.
How to cite this article:
Salman Hassan, Abdullah, Maqdad Ullah, Attaullah, Noor Shad. Epidemiological and clinical manifestation of dengue virus infection in 2019 outbreak of district Swat KPK, Pakistan: A report-based data. Int J Mosq Res 2020;7(4):16-20.