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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Pakistan : Dengue patients increase to 3000, 23 die of the fever

Via Dunya News :

" The number of dengue patients has risen to 3000 in the country whereas 23 people have died of the fever, Dunya News reported on Wednesday. According to the National Institute of Health, the dengue fever patients have reached 3138 in number. The deadly disease has affected the province of Sindh most.

In just 27 days the fever has affected more than 1346 people in the country. At least 63 people have been diagnosed with Dengue during the last 24 hours in Karachi. 44 people in Hyderabad, 3 in Sanghar whereas one person each in Larkana, Nawab Shah and Mir Pur Khas were tested positive for dengue fever in the current month.

903 people have been affected by the disease in Punjab whereas most patients have been found in the city of Lahore. 135 cases of the fever have been reported in KhyberPakhtunkhwa and 5 in Azad Kashnir. On the other hand 4 people have died of the fever in Rawalpindi/ Islamabad, 16 in Sindh, 2 in KhyberPakhtunkhwa and one in Azad Kashmir have died of this deadly disease."

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