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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Pakistan : Another dengue patient dies

Via Dawn :

" While the mosquito-borne dengue virus is thought to have subsided substantially following the onset of winter, one more patient suffering from dengue haemorrhagic fever died last week at a government hospital, raising the death toll to 18 across the province.

According to the details released by the provincial focal person of the dengue surveillance cell on Monday, the 56-year-old woman, resident of a locality near Kati Pahari, Qasba Colony, was admitted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital on Dec 10.

She tested positive for dengue and died on Dec 13.

The woman is the first dengue patient to die at the ASH this year."

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