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Friday, June 21, 2013

Pakistan : 3 more children succumb to measles, toll rises to 170

Via Frontier Post :

" Three more children died of measles in Lahore on Friday, raising the death toll to 170.

According to Punjab health department, four-year-old Farhan from Bhawalpur, 10-month-old Huzaifa who belonged to Chiniot were admitted to hospital few days ago.

Meanwhile, the third victim was identified as sohail,7 was undergoing treatment but unluckily he could not survive.

It is worth mentioning that at least 170 children have fallen victim to this fatal disease in Punjab.

The sources revealed that about 235 new cases of measles were reported in Punjab within 24 hours.

Lahore, the provincial capital, has been affected the most by the disease where 21 new cases have been confirmed."

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