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29 September - scientific conference - DR. SIKANDER KHAN SHERWANI : "FEAR AND TERROR OF DENGUE FEVER?"

Dengue fever, also known as breakbone fever, is an infectious tropical disease caused by the dengue virus. Dengue is transmitted by several species of mosquitoes within the genus Aedes, principally A. aegypti. In a small proportion of cases the disease develops into the life-threatening dengue hemorrhagic fever.

In Pakistan, the disease has lately affected thousands of people and, due to a strong media coverage and incomplete information regarding the virus, has spread fear, terror and panic among the population.

The question is : should we really fear dengue fever?

As there isn’t any vaccine, the only solution at our disposal is prevention.

Dr. Sikander Khan Sherwani [1] will give us an exhaustive list of preventive measures that can be taken in order to protect ourselves and to avoid the spread of the virus.

29 September at 6:30 pm at AFK

[1]
Lecturer - Microbiology and Immunology - Federal Urdu University for Arts and Technology(FUUAST)
Research Scholar - Immunology and Infectious Disease Research Laboratory (IIDRL) - Department of Microbiology-University of Karachi
Research Fellow - Molecular Microbiology and Immunology Laboratory (MMIL)
Dr. Panjwani Research Centre for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research (PCMD)
Visiting Faculty of Liaquat National School of Diagnostic Laboratory Sciences (SDLS)
Visiting Faculty of Allama Iqbal Open University - Regional Campus - Karachi
Member Editorial Board - Dr. Essa Laboratory Newsletter - Karachi
Executive Member - Pakistan Society for Microbiology (PSM)
Founder Member - Biosafety Association of Pakistan (BSAP)
Member - American Society of Microbiology (ASM)

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