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Friday, September 30, 2011

Pakistan : Dengue tally reaches 143

Article via The Nation :

" LAHORE : For the first time since the dengue onslaught, people sitting at the upper deck of Punjab have also started succumbing to the virus as the Thursday’s seven new victims included an MPA. A Chinese acupuncture specialist also died as the ruthless virus took the death tally to 143.

Besides taking the lives of seven, the Dengue virus forced hundreds of people to go to healthcare centres in the City for test, confirming 805 new cases. The confirmed Dengue fever cases in Lahore alone reached 20308 till Thursday.

Mumtaz Ahmed Jajja, an MPA from Bahawalpur and Parliamentary Secretary for Education, was on the ventilator at Intensive Care Unit of Jinnah Hospital for the last three days.

He breathed his last on Thursday. Zhu Wan Xiang, a Chinese Acupuncturist running clinic in Gulberg for the last over five years, suffered from Dengue fever few days back. He was admitted to Jinnah Hospital where he could not survive.
The remaining victims include three women and a seven years old girl. Sobia (27), a resident of Daroghawala, died at Ghurki Hospital, Gulnaz (50) of Amar Sadhu at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Saima (20) of Old Anarkali at Mayo Hospital and Fatima (7) of Tajpura at Services Hospital while Mudassar (28) of Daroghawala lost his life at Lahore General Hospital."

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