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Monday, October 3, 2011

Pakistan : Toll 162 as dengue claims four more lives

Via The Nation :

" LAHORE : The dengue mosquito, continuing its death hits, on Sunday claimed four more lives in the provincial capital, pushing the death toll to 162. The City residents, hit at the same time by the two calamities — dengue and loadshedding — kept on rushing to the public as well as private hospitals with 549 new cases of dengue virus registered for the day.

The unfortunate new victims included Shahnaz, 60, a resident of Walton Road, who died at Lahore General Hospital; Sarwar Bibi, 50, a resident of Gujranwala, who lost her life at Mayo Hospital; Saleem, 23, a resident of GOR-2; and Khursheed, 65, a resident of Sanda. He died at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital.

Out of 549 new cases, 119 were tested positive at Mayo Hospital for the dengue virus; 44 at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital; 17 at Institute of Public Health; 50 at Sheikh Zayed Hospital; 21 at Lahore General Hospital; 38 at Children Hospital; 61 at Jinnah Hospital; 47 at Services Hospital; and 152 at various private hospitals. The total count of the dengue cases has reached 21942."

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