In the last three months, 299 suspected cases of dengue have been reported throughout the Punjab out of which five have been confirmed so far.
A seminar, titled, Prevention and Control of Dengue was held by the Punjab Health Department in collaboration with the World Health Organisation at the University of Health Sciences (UHS) on Thursday.
Punjab Health Department Additional Director General Dr Jaffar Ilyas said an effective vector surveillance system has been launched in Lahore and so far more than 34, 000 points have been checked to find out the larvae of the Aedes aegypti, the mosquito responsible for the spread of dengue. He added that eggs and larvae were found from only 46 points.
[h=3]5 cases reported in dengue-free Punjab[/h]