Each year mosquitos kill more humans than any other animal on the planet.
DENGUE is an incurable, untreatable viral disease that kills it's victims in an excruciatingly painful manner.
The best way to tackle DENGUE is by prevention.
The poor cannot afford supplies needed to prevent dengue.
That's where your donations will make a difference.
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Dengue War is a non profit project dedicated to the cause of fight against Dengue. Dengue is a fatal and widely spreading viral disease.
There are currently no vaccines for Dengue fever. The best way to prevent the disease is to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes altogether. There are up to 100 million cases of dengue fever worldwide every year.Dengue has become a global problem since the Second World War and is endemic in more than 110 countries.
In most of the affected countries , the poor cannot afford the supplies needed to thwart off dengue, hence prevention from dengue is not an option for them. There is no vaccine for dengue, and the only treatment for dengue is prevention. Dengue War raises funds for the poor and supplies the poor in the affected countries with proper supplies needed to prevent dengue from spreading infection.
Dengue Fever Epidemic of year 2011
Dengue Fever in Pakistan in the year 2011 was the worst ever witnessed in the history of the world. More than 30,000 people of the province Punjab, who reported to the hospitals with symptoms were diagnosed with the disease. Above 350 people died of the disease.
Using solid estimates by different studies we know that the symptoms of dengue fever manifest themselves only in about 10% of the people actually infected. Hence the figure 30,000 which reported to the hospitals means that actually about 300,000 people were infected with Dengue Virus in Pakistan in the year 2011! The reason for the great number of deaths from dengue in year 2011 was the lack of preparation by the health-care teams and mismanagement of disease by the health sector. The people were simply not prepared for such an outbreak. The public hospitals lacked the required number of hemolyzers, isolated wards for affected to prevent further spread, beds to accommodate new patients.
Dengue Fever Predictions for year 2012
Would dengue return to Pakistan in 2012? Most probably yes. Once a disease becomes an epidemic, it takes years to control. With the disastrous effects of dengue last year, it is only for our own good that we be ready for it this year and take the necessary precautions.
Dengue season starts in november 2012 in Pakistan. We would like to prepare ourselves to fight this epidemic this time around and for that we are utilizing our resources but those are not enough that is why we are here to ask for as much funding as we can get as we plan on launching a nation wide campaign for the poor masses who cannot afford to buy equipment that would save their families from getting infected with the dengue virus.
For more details on how we plan on going about this, please visit our website:
The image with the description of this project is taken from a blog titled
"Helpless Cry from a Dengue Victim "
Please do read it.