Dengue is spreading rapidly throughout the country this year, which requires not only medical facilities but also public awareness. These views were expressed by the well-known microbiologist Prof Dr M Rafiq Khanani in a panel discussion held at the Iqra University North Campus (IUNC) while doing the awareness campaign about Dengue (Know All About Dengue).

He said that if a timely diagnosis is made, it is possible to treat people infected with the Dengue Virus. In the panel discussion, the symptoms, consequences, and treatment of the Dengue Virus were also discussed in detail.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), dengue fever is one of the top ten global health threats – it’s also the most rapidly spreading. There has been a 30-fold increase in global incidence over the past 50 years.

On this occasion, Dr Masroor, Dean of Iqra University Department of Health Sciences, Dr Hasan Waseem, Dr Lubna, Dr Sobia Hasan, Dr Tehreem Anees, Dr Alisha Noreen, Dr Tabinda, along with other faculty members were also present.

At the end of the ceremony, Dr Masroor presented the shield to Dr M. Rafiq Khanani and expressed his gratitude to the participants.

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Arshad Yousafzai is a Karachi-based journalist covering Education and Human Rights. He can be reached on Twitter @Arshadyousafzay

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