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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Pakistan : Toll reaches 280 as 5 more succumb to deadly dengue

Article via The Nation :

" The menace of dengue fever continued to haunt Lahorites as it took five more lives, including a police constable, on Wednesday, taking the death toll to 280.
Besides putting to sword five more people in a day, the ruthless dengue forced hundreds of Lahorites to approach public sector hospitals and private healthcare centres for preliminary tests, confirming 290 new cases on Wednesday and as such taking the overall tally to 28,684.

Muhammad Anwar, a Police Head Constable, breathed his last at Doctor’s Hospital. Muhammad Nazir (60), a resident of Sanda, and Muhammad Ali (20) of Mozang lost their lives at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Javaid Asghar (50) of Islampura at Mayo Hospital while Nabeela (35) of Ichhra died at Services Hospital.

Out of 290 new cases, 59 were tested positive at Mayo Hospital, 30 at Jinnah Hospital, 22 each at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital and Sheikh Zayed Hospital, 19 at Institute of Public Health, 17 at children’s Hospital, 12 at Lahore General Hospital, 11 at Services Hospital while 98 were reported from other public sector hospitals and private healthcare centres in the City."

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