FAISALABAD - The University of Agriculture, Faisalabad will organise a two-day long International Symposium titled “Diet as an Adjunctive measure for prevention and management of dengue epidemics” on Monday (today).

The objective of the symposium is to educate the public about the prevention and balanced diet to fight dengue virus that had taken the lives of many people in its outbreak last year. It will also help in mapping out a comprehensive strategy to curb the epidemic. The programme is organised by the National Institute of Food Science and Technology, UAF, in collaboration with Punjab Medical College Faisalabad, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and University Medical & Dental College.  The inaugural session of programme will start at 9:50 am on Jan 30 at New Senate Hall.  Scientists from Indonesia, Sri Lanka and other countries of the region are likely to participate.