RAWALPINDI: Dengue patients in Rawalpindi have soared 5000 on Sunday as 55 more people tested positive to the disease.

Doctors said that most of the people have been sent to their homes after providing them with medical assistance.

As many as ten people have died from dengue fever this year in Rawalpindi.

There is no treatment for dengue, which causes symptoms including fever, severe joint pain, headaches and bleeding.

About half the world’s population is at risk from the mosquito-borne disease, which sickens about 100 million people every year, mostly in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

People have been advised to use mosquito nets and insect repellents and to avoid storing water in open pots where the larvae can breed.