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Monday, September 26, 2011

Pakistan : Dengue continues to spread, 12 more killed

Via Daily Times :

" At least 12 more people, including five women, died of dengue fever across the country on Sunday.

Several other dengue patients who are under special care in various hospitals are said to be in serious condition.

Despite all out efforts by the government, the dengue mosquito and virus are not coming under control and more patients are perishing with every passing day in Lahore and other parts of the country.

Those who died in Lahore are, Asmat Iqbal, 29, from Jehanzeb Block Iqbal Town, Sobia Shahnaz, 28, from Nawab Colony Misri Shah, Naheed Bibi, 50, from Walled City, Shakila, 60, Samera, 22, Taj Din, 28, from Badami Bagh, Mohiuddin, 65, Asalm Iqbal, 29, Younis, 50, Azmat, 46, died in different hospitals while Muhammad Rafique, 35, breathed his last at a private hospital in Shah Faisal Town.

Another woman died of dengue virus in Mardan raising the death toll from the disease to six in the city.

Director General Health Department Dr Sharif Ahmed told a private TV channel on Sunday that an infected woman was brought to the hospital a few days ago. The woman died late on Saturday night."

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