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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Pakistan : Dengue sweeps seven more

Article via The Nation :

" The death squads of dengue mosquito killed seven more in the provincial capital on Monday as 280 new cases were reported. The new victims included Khalida, 52, a resident of Mughulpura, and Mussarat Bano, 53, of Sanatnagar. They died at the Services Hospital. Amna Javaid, 36, of Karishan Nagar, and Tanveer, 25, of Mozang, breathed their last in Sir Ganga Ram Hospital. Shahjahan, 42, of Thokhar Niaz Beg, and Hina, 18, of Model Town died at Jinnah Hospital. The seventh victim, Anwari Bibi, 60, of Mughulpura, died at Ghurki Hospital.

Out of 280 new cases, 52 persons were tested positive at Mayo Hospital for the dengue virus, 19 at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, 32 at Institute of Public Health, 19 at Lahore General Hospital, 18 at Children Hospital, 26 at Jinnah Hospital, 23 at Services Hospital and 91 at various private hospitals.

Meanwhile, Secretary Agriculture Punjab Captain (Retd) Arif Nadeem informed the media representatives that as many as 208 confirmed dengue patients have been reported in Punjab during the last 24 hours, of which, 165 belong to Lahore."

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