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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Pakistan : Six more die of dengue in Lahore

Article via Daily Times :

" Death toll from virus reaches 131 in provincial capital

LAHORE: Six more people died of dengue fever on Tuesday, increasing the death toll from the virus to 131 in the provincial capital.

The victims include Muhammad Farooq, 50, of Shahdara, Shaihd Nazir, 50, of Township, Razia Bibi, 50, of Al-Hamad Colony, Yasmeen, 35, of Bund Road, Maqbool Bibi of Gulberg, and Iftikhar Ashraf, 65.

As many as 149 patients were tested positive in Mayo Hospital, 66 in Children’s Hospital, 33 in Jinnah Hospital, 87 in Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, 35 in Services Hospital, 25 in Lahore General Hospital, 53 in Shaikh Zayed Hospital, 31 in Institute of Public Health and another 178 in different public and private hospitals, laboratories and clinics in the provincial capital.

A lot of people, including women and children, are visiting the hospitals, overburdening the doctors and other hospital staff."

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