Assessing the Lack Awareness and Dangers of Dengue in Rural Punjab Pakistan

Muhammad Pervaiz Iqbal


Dengue is one of the dangerous fevers which are taking hundreds of precious lives every year in Punjab province of Pakistan. This disease is caused by an infection from a virus namely Flavi virus which is transmitted by the mosquito Aedes aegypti, also called Aedes albopictus. This study was undertaken to assess the lack of awareness about the dengue and how dangerous it is in the rural Punjab in order to suggest ways and means to control thy menace. The study has identified that lack of awareness among the rural citizens is the major reason besides integrated policies by the government. 5-point Likert scale was used to gather the opinion from respondents. Cronbach’s alpha was calculated for reliability analysis. Descriptive and inferential analyses were done to find the fact. ?2 test was used to test the hypotheses on ordinal scale for environmental, personal and chemical control as major variables of the study.

The study have identified that illiterate were less aware about the environmental and personal control then the literate with no information about chemical control. The study concludes that government must initiate strategies ahead of dengue season to educate the people through massive awareness campaign to save the precious lives.

Keywords: Dengue, Environmental, Personal, and Chemical Control.

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