QUETTA - Two dengue cases reportedly surfaced in Jaffarabad district on Sunday. According to sources, two people, including a 10-year-old resident of Dera Allayars Faiq Khosa Village, were hospitalised as they were suffering from fever. Their blood samples were sent to Karachi for tests, which confirmed both were hit by the virus, the sources added. When contacted, Balochistan Health Secretary Asmatullah Kakar said though they had received information that one person in Jaffarabad was affected by the virus, the test proved negative. The provincial government has taken precautionary measures against the contagion, he said,. adding that the government was initiating a campaign to raise awareness about dengue fever to ensure the safety of public health besides providing mosquito net to the people. Meanwhile, Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Muhammad Aslam Raisani has issued directives to divisional commissioners and deputy commissioners for taking preventive steps in all districts. He directed the health department to ensure fumigation across the province. Dr Tahir Khan Badini, a medical expert, raised fears of dengue fever outbreak, saying that though no case had been surfaced in Quetta so far, there were many chances of its spread in the city as the condition of cleanness was poor. Sewer water is accumulated in different areas. There is no proper arrangement to dump garbage and no spray has been carried out by authorities concerned for last several years, he added. He stressed the need for taking precautionary measures, saying that since dengue fever is caused by a mosquito that grows in clean water, avoiding accumulation of water and proper insecticide spray in houses is important to get rid of epidemic. He said high fever, shivering, pain in backbone, eyes and bones were symptoms of dengue fever and that delay in treatment could complicate the condition of patient.