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Rawalpindi: 150 more people suffer from dengue fever

By Wasim Ashraf

13th October, 2019

Dengue has become uncontrollable in Rawalpindi, with 150 more people suffering from dengue fever in the last 24 hours.

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.

On Friday, another death was reported from the Morgah area of the Rawalpindi city.

Reports suggest that at least 750 dengue patients are currently undergoing treatment at different hospitals in the twin cities, where the health staff taking care of them numbers only 35.

At least 150 law enforcement officials have also fallen victim to the dengue virus.

Authorities are not revealing the correct figures out of fear of a backlash by the general public.

Around half of the planet’s population live in at-risk areas, mainly in Latin America, Africa and Asia.

Outbreaks have ravaged Southeast Asia this year, infecting hundreds of thousands and killing hundreds.

Arhama Altaf

Web Editor, BOL News conributed to the story

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