7 dead, over 1,500 affected by dengue in Peshawar

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Islamabad, Aug 22 (IANS) Seven persons have been killed and over 1,500 affected by the dengue virus in Pakistan’s Peshawar, according to statistics released by the authorities on Tuesday.

A total of 1,547 people tested positive for the virus, of which 560 were admitted to different hospitals in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa capital. The document said 242 patients were still being treated, Dawn reported.

The Khyber Teaching Hospital, Hayatabad Medical Complex and Lady Reading Hospital are treating most of the victims, while Tehkal, Pishtakhara, Warsak Road and Deh Bahadar were the most affected areas, according to the report.

–IANS

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