Another 17 patients have been diagnosed with dengue virus in Rawalpindi at Holy Family Hospital.

The doctors said that the patients are being given proper medical treatment.

It is to be mentioned here that an anti-dengue campaign was also launched in the area which bore no fruits.

There is no treatment for dengue, which causes symptoms including fever, severe joint pain, headaches and bleeding.

Half the world’s population is at risk from the mosquito-borne disease, which sickens about 100 million people every year, mostly in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

People have been advised to use mosquito nets and insect repellents and to avoid storing water in open pots where the larvae can breed.