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October 30, 2010

Dengue fever death toll surges to 24

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October 30, 2010

Islamabad
The dengue fever has been claiming lives across the country despite the government’s claims of vigorously trying to contain its spread.
According to the National Institute of Health, the mosquito-borne virus killed 24 people in the country over a month or so, with Sindh reporting most of the deaths (17). Two deaths were reported in Islamabad, Rawalpindi and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa each, and one in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
A spokesperson for the NIH says across the country, 6,999 people showed dengue fever symptoms but laboratory tests found 3,138 suffering from the virus. He said 150 dengue patients were admitted to hospitals in Islamabad, 166 in Rawalpindi, 903 in the Punjab mostly in Lahore, 1,770 in Sindh, 135 in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and five in Azad Jammu and Kashmir. According to him, no suspected or confirmed dengue case has been reported in Balochistan.

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