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By our correspondent
Sunday, December 09, 2012
From Print Edition


The number of deaths caused by dengue in Karachi reached four in the current year after provincial health officials said on Saturday another 11-year-old boy died on Wednesday last due to complications arising out of the potentially deadly disease.


Khadim Hussain, a resident of the Patel Para area, was admitted to the Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) on November 22, with a high-grade fever, and died on December 4.


On the same day, another 11-year-old child Samander Khan died at the AKUH due to the mosquito-borne disease, said officials. Two women, including a 20-year-old woman Farzana and a 78-year-old woman Najam-un-Nisa, had died of the virus early this year, officials said. Five more patients tested positive on Saturday while 10 were confirmed on Friday.