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Rise in dengue across Pak, most cases in Karachi

Karachi/Lahore, Sep 18 (IANS) Dengue cases are on the rise across Pakistan, with the most number of cases reported from Karachi.

According to a spokesperson of the anti-dengue programme, the highest number of cases were reported from Karachi’s western area, followed by the southern district and then central.

The number of dengue virus victims exceeded 2,000 in Karachi, while eight people were killed in the city this year, according to Geo News.

In a report published by the Health Department, there were 61 confirmed cases of dengue in Peshawar.

In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, the number of people infected with dengue virus exceeded 1,600. According to the report, nine dengue cases were reported in Abbottabad, nine in Buttagram, five in Haripur, eight in Mansehra, while 10 cases were reported in Swat and four in Mardan.

Over the last 24 hours, 208 cases of dengue were reported in Pakistan Punjab, including Islamabad.

Officials said that there had been 116 confirmed cases from Rawalpindi, 76 from Islamabad and 45 from Lahore. The report added that the number of people infected with dengue in Punjab increased to 1,869.

Moreover, 12 dengue cases were reported in Shangla, three in Buner and one case in Lakki Marwat.




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