Dengue Awareness and Treatment

12 Nov, 2013

Dengue is the most widespread mosquito-borne infection in human beings, which in recent years has become a major international public health concern. Over the last 15 years a dramatic increase has occurred in the global incidence of dengue and its severe manifestations such as Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF) and Dengue Shock Syndrome (DSS). More than 2.5 billion people are at risk of infections in over 200 countries worldwide. Almost 95% of Dengue is among children under the age of 15 years. The guidelines on treatment of DF/DHF in small hospitals have been developed by WHO, in consultation with the leading experts in the field of clinical management of DHF. Without proper management, DHF case fatality rates can exceed 20%; however with modern intensive supportive therapy these rates can be reduced to less than 1% in all endemic countries.

A one day training course on Dengue Awareness and Treatment was held at Auditorium of O.T Complex, Civil Hospital Karachi in collaboration with National Institute of Health and WHO, Pakistan on 12th November 2013. The participants of the training include medical doctors, faculty members, nurses, and paramedical staff from different departments. It was a training session for those healthcare providers who can train others and support the clinical assessment and management of cases of dengue/dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF).Dr. Shakil Mullick briefed guidelines for treatment and prevention of Dengue Fever in small hospitals. He also discussed on diagnosis of Dengue Fever, severity of Dengue Infection, management and guidelines for the families of affected person.


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