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Friday, October 29, 2010

Pakistan : Dengue virus kills 27 people countrywide

Via Daily Times :

" LAHORE: After affecting Sindh, the dengue virus has begun to rapidly spread in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, while at least 27 people have died countrywide due to the epidemic, a private TV channel reported on Thursday. According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), as many as 1,170 people had been affected from the dengue virus in Punjab.

About 93 more dengue affectees had been brought to various hospitals of Lahore in the last 24 hours, raising the toll to 964 dengue patients in the city. In Faisalabad, eight people had been admitted in a separate ward of the Allied Hospital, the channel reported. According to the Health Department, the first round of the anti-dengue spray had been completed in the rural and urban areas."

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