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First death due to dengue recorded in Pakistan

Written by Editorial Team |Published : October 16, 2014 6:19 PM IST

A 24-year-old man died due to dengue in Pakistan on Thursday, making it the first death due to Dengue this year. The man, named Owais, was admitted to a hospital in Lahore Oct 7 where he died the following day. However, the news of his death was disclosed Thursday, Dawn online reported. Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has taken notice of the incident. (Read: )

Some 26 more people had tested positive for dengue in the last two days across Punjab. A majority of the cases were reported from Rawalpindi and Chakwal. The total number of dengue cases in Punjab has reached 332 so far, an official of the health department said. (Read: Can papaya leaves help cure dengue?)

Here are 10 practical tips to prevent dengue

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1. Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are known to bite humans during the day and their most common breeding grounds are man made containers. Therefore, it is advisable to not have any stagnant water around. Remember to clean out empty flower pots and not to over water potted plants. If the container that contains water cannot be emptied, remember to cover it well when not in use.

2. Turn over empty pails and buckets, so that they do not collect excess water.

3. Use mosquito repellants regularly. Apply it well on all exposed areas, during the day as well as at night.

4. Make sure your window and door screens do not have any holes. If so, block those areas properly to eliminate mosquitoes. Read more about Prevent dengue with these 10 practical tips

With inputs from IANS

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