Zar Wali, 58, was admitted to Khyber Teaching Hospital Peshawar. He tested positive, with dengue larva found in his blood
Four people tested positive for dengue in Peshawar as rains brought cooler temperature and created more pools of accumulated water.
The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa health department confirmed the four new cases.
According to the Dengue Response Unit, 58-year-old Zar Wali, a resident of Achini, was admitted to Khyber Teaching Hospital Peshawar. He tested positive, with dengue larva found in his blood.
Officials at the unit said that they sent a team to Achini. Three more people tested positive for dengue. Dengue larva was found in 10 houses. The team launched a fumigation drive in the area along with an awareness campaign. They educated people on how to protect themselves from the outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease. According to them, temperature below 40 degrees Celsius and intermittent rains could lead to a dengue outbreak.
This year, 22 cases of dengue were reported in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. Sixteen of these people who tested positive visited other provinces. Last year, at least 60 people died of dengue in Peshawar.