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Monday, October 31, 2011

Pakistan : 5 die as dengue targets females

Via The Nation :

" LAHORE : The ruthless dengue focused on female victims as four of its new five victims on Saturday were women. Thus the death tally in the City has reached staggering 323. Besides killing five more persons, the deadly virus also forced hundreds of more to land in hospitals.

Majeed Bibi (45) and Muhammad Waqas (18), both from Guru Mangit, breathed their last at Services Hospital while Fauzia Bibi (24), of Chungi Amar Sadhu died at Ittefaq Hospital and Parveen Begum (55), of Allama Iqbal Town, breathed her last at Akram Complex. The last victim, Allah Rakhi, died at Sheikh Zayed Hospital. Out of 171 new cases, 23 were tested positive at Mayo Hospital, 20 at Services Hospital, 15 at Sheikh Zayed Hospital, 11 at Institute of Child Health, 09 at Jinnah Hospital, 08 each at sir Ganga Ram Hospital and Institute of Public Health, 07 at Lahore General Hospital while the remaining cases were reported from other public sector hospitals and private clinics in the City."

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