On the direction of Chief Operating Officer (COO) Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) Punjab Zaheer Abbas Malik, an anti-dengue awareness walk was organized at TEVTA Secretariat.

The Anti-dengue awareness walk was attended by a large number of TEVTA employees and students. TEVTA is taking special measures to prevent dengue in its institutions across Punjab as per the instructions of COO Zaheer Abbas Malik.

In his message on occasion, COO Zaheer Abbas said that special arrangements should be made for sanitation to avoid a deadly disease like dengue. He added, “Do not allow rainwater to accumulate in pots, pans, tires and other items around your homes, institutes, colleges and water should be removed from time to time. We can all fight dengue together.

Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne tropical disease caused by the dengue virus. Symptoms typically begin three to fourteen days after infection. These may include a high fever, headache, vomiting, muscle and joint pains, and characteristic skin itching and skin rash. Recovery generally takes two to seven days. In a small proportion of cases, the disease develops into a more severe dengue hemorrhagic fever, resulting in bleeding, low levels of blood platelets and blood plasma leakage, or into dengue shock syndrome, where dangerously low blood pressure occurs.

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Arsalan Haider is a reporter at Academia Mag and has worked with leading national dailies and news channels. He tweets @arsalanhaider14

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