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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Dengue alert: 8 patients hospitalised in Hyderabad

Via The Express Tribune :

" HYDERABAD : The number of dengue patients is increasing in Hyderabad as eight more patients have been admitted to Civil Hospital during the last 24 hours.

DDO Hyderabad Dr Ahmad Haider told express 24/7 that the total number of dengue patients in the district has reached 60.

He said 12 dengue patients are being treated at the Civil Hospital.

The district government of Hyderabad has started fumigation in different dengue-infested areas for the elimination of mosquitoes.

Dengue virus has so far claimed 16 lives in Sindh, with a total of 80 new cases emerging in the province.

The total number of positive cases in Sindh is reported to be about 1,668.

The provincial government gave Rs10 million to the Health Ministry to buy Rapid Antigen Kits which can detect the virus within six hours of testing.

This came as 65 patients were admitted in district hospitals, while 31 were admitted in civil hospitals of Hyderabad alone."

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