Pakistan

Dengue outbreak on rise, man passes away in Ferozewala

Dengue outbreak on rise, man passes away in Ferozewala

LAHORE – 129 new cases of dengue were reported in Rawalpindi whereas several people were hospitalized in Faisalabad and Multan, while 87 new cases were witnessed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

According to details, the dengue outbreak has become a challenge for the health department. A 40-year-old resident of Ferozewala, Ifthikhar, succumbed to the dengue virus in Mayo Hospital while eight new patients from different parts of the city were also recorded.

Dengue is out of control in Rawalpindi. In the last 24 hours, 129 more people have been diagnosed with dengue, after which the total number has risen to 7,105.

According to the Health Department, dengue outbreak has taken 32 lives so far. Islamabad Poly Clinic Hospital has 150 patients, 350 in PIMS and 150 in CDA Hospital under treatment.

Expressing concern over the growing cases of dengue, the Pakistan Medical Association has said that a mosquito spray campaign should be launched in Karachi immediately.

On the other hand, 87 cases of dengue have been reported in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa during the last 24 hours. 22 more dengue cases confirmed in Peshawar.