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Dengue Menace Grips Pakistan’s Punjab province

By Awais Sattar – Reporter

19th October, 2019

Dengue cases are on the rise in Punjab province as another patient has been confirmed with dengue in Faisalabad’s Allied Hospital.

According to details, toll of dengue-affected patients has risen up to 162 this year.

Recently confirmed with dengue Ahmad Mujtaba is a resident of Tandlianwala.

2 lost their lives due to dengue this year, hospital management told media.

According to the details, Rawalpindi has become the most affected district of dengue mosquito in Punjab with over 150 people suffering from dengue fever, whereas other 34 people were killed.

The dengue affectees in the country are increasing rapidly day-by day, sources said.

According to latest reports, more than 150 people suffers from dengue fever and the dengue affectees toll has risen to 7,886 in the last 24 hours.

Health officials estimate that at least 25,000 people in the twin cities have tested positive for the dengue virus recently.

In the two big hospitals of Islamabad alone, some 8,000 dengue cases have been identified.

Health departments has confirmed at least 35 deaths from the dengue virus in Rawalpindi and Islamabad.

Toll of dengue victims in Sindh has risen up to 5,000.

According to the details, 166 new cases have been registered in the province in last 24 hours.

Last month, 1807 were reportedly affected by dengue virus in Sindh province, whereas, 1675 were only reported in Karachi.

According to the Dengue Control and Prevention Program, 100 cases are being reported in a single day in metropolis.

Dozens of citizens have been diagnosed with the mosquito-borne viral disease in Karachi.

Anum Rizwan

Web Editor, BOL News conributed to the story

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