Dengue in Pakistan (Karachi)
21 Sep 2021
According to media, there have been 1255 cases of dengue in Karachi in the first 17 days of September 2021. At least 3 people died of dengue in the week ending 17 September.
Public health staff are carrying out mosquito control activities in Karachi in an attempt to control the spread of the disease.
Advice for Travellers
Dengue is an infection spread by mosquito bites that can cause a severe flu-like illness.
If you are travelling to an affected region, you are potentially at risk of dengue fever and should be aware of this infection.
- You can protect yourself by avoiding mosquito bites at all times.
If you develop a high temperature (fever) either during or after travelling to an affected area, you should seek medical advice as soon as possible and give details of your recent travel history.
For further information see the dengue fever page.