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Letters Dengue outbreak in Pakistan

Dengue control in Pakistan: prior planning is better than controlling too late

BMJ 2019; 367 doi: (Published 12 December 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l6912
  1. Musaddique Hussain, assistant professor123,
  2. Abdul Majeed, assistant professor14,
  3. Imran Imran, associate professor4,
  4. Muhammad Fawad Rasool, associate professor4,
  5. Ikhlaq Hussain, postgraduate resident in urology5,
  6. Abdul Ghaffar, professor and doctor5,
  7. Ximei Wu, professor and doctor3
  1. 1School of Pharmacy, University of Faisalabad, Faisalabad, 38000, Pakistan
  2. 2Faculty of Pharmacy, Islamia University of Bahawalpur, 63100, Pakistan
  3. 3Department of Pharmacology, Key Respiratory Drug Research Laboratory of China Food and Drug Administration, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou City, 310058, China
  4. 4Faculty of Pharmacy, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, 60000, Pakistan
  5. 5Department of Urology, Nishtar Medical University, Multan, 60000, Pakistan
  1. dr.mushus{at}

We are grateful to the World Health Organization for helping Pakistan to battle a severe dengue outbreak,1 but unfortunately it is too late. Over 44 000 confirmed dengue cases and at least 66 deaths have been reported across the country so far this year.2

Dengue has been emerging in Pakistan since 2005, and its …

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