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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Pakistan : Two more killed as dengue virus spreads across country

Via Daily Times, excerpt :

" Around 2,800 dengue fever cases surface in various cities

LAHORE: The fatal dengue virus is rapidly spreading across the country, while two more persons have died in Karachi and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, a private TV channel reported on Tuesday.After Karachi, Hyderabad, Lahore and Haripur, the virus has now attacked Mianwali, where two dengue fever patients Muhammad Zubair and Hasan Nadim were brought to the hospital.

Over 2,800 mosquito bitten people had been brought to the hospitals across Pakistan due to the insufficient measures to control the rising threat of dengue fever. About 50 patients had been admitted in Lahore hospitals during the last 24 hours as the number of dengue patients in Punjab has reached 890.

The chief minister Sindh had issued Rs 10 million to the Sindh Health Department to curb the virus in Sindh.The Sindh Health Department on Tuesday provided an additional 100 packs of mega-platelet to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital so as to keep intact its stocks for patients brought with dengue fever."

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