With the arrival of the monsoon season, the dengue virus has also returned with a vengeance. In fact, stagnant water, which accumulates in plenty during the rainy season, offers a breeding ground for this particular type of the mosquito. It is especially active around dawn and sunset. The situation becomes more alarming owing to poor sewerage system and the laidback attitude of WASA to remove garbage heaps and fix leaking water supply pipes. Reportedly, 526 cases of dengue patients have been confirmed in Punjab alone, out of them 466 happen to be from Lahore, which of course shows the lack of precautionary measures. It is some relief to know that special isolation wards have been set up in hospitals and vaccines ordered. Although the vaccine does not completely cure the patient, they reduce the chances of death. The only precaution is regularly spraying pools of waters around public places and residential areas. This is something that the provincial government has been found wanting. Last year, we had seen that not much precaution was taken as a result of which, many people had fallen prey to dengue and many had to lose their lives. It has also been observed that while spray squads are sometimes active in elite localities, they are nowhere to be seen in less developed areas. The virus must be controlled before it gets out of control.