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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Pakistan : NIH confirms 1,141 cases of dengue fever

Via The Nation :

" ISLAMABAD : During the dengue fever spree in the country this year, the National Institute of Health (NIH) has tested as many as 1141 cases positive and of them eight patients had reported died.Total 167 suspected cases were reported in the Capital and out of which 38 were tested positive whereas so far one death has been confirmed.

So far, NIH received blood samples of 2553 dengue-suspected patients and out of which 1141 have been declared positive.

Sindh has the highest toll of confirmed dengue fever patients, as total of 989 cases were confirmed positive of 1971 blood samples and the death toll has reached 5.

Punjab is next after Sindh as the number of positive cases has reached 72 with one death. Total suspected cases registered from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are 128 of which 41 were tested positive. And the reported suspected cases in Azad Jammu Kashmir are 13 with one patient testing positive who later died."

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