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Monday, October 18, 2010

Pakistan : Karachi catches dengue fever: 12 dead, over 1,000 affected

Via Deccan Herald :

" Pakistan's biggest city and its main commercial hub Karachi is in the grip of dengue fever with over a thousand people testing positive for the disease this year and 12 deaths reported so far.
According to latest figures at different hospitals released by the provincial government's dengue surveillance cell, 12 persons died after testing positive for the disease which had assumed alarming proportions in 2006 and 2007.

"Since January this year, a total of 2,394 persons suspected of suffering from dengue fever were admitted to 46 hospitals in different areas of the city, out of which 1,265 have tested positive for dengue fever," an official of the surveillance cell of the Sindh health department said.Dengue fever has also spread to other cities of Pakistan, with 18 cases reported on Sunday from Rawalpindi.

Dr Shakeel Mullick, the chief person of the cell, said according to latest figures deaths from dengue included seven men and five women between the ages of 19 and 71 years."

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