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Two more die of dengue fever in Karachi

KARACHI: Two more dengue patients died of mosquito-borne dengue fever in Karachi, taking the death toll to 29 in the metropolis, ARY News reported on Monday.

A 55-year-old woman, identified as Zahida Kausar was resident of the Federal B. Area and was under treatment at a private hospital of Karachi. She died to the dengue virus during treatment. A seventh-month-old child, resident of Al-Noor society, also lost the battle against dengue fever.

According to Sindh Dengue Control Program (SDCP), 210 new cases of dengue fever have been reported in the metropolis during the last 24 hours.

Meanwhile, the health authorities on Monday confirmed that as many as 40 new cases of mosquito-borne dengue fever were detected during the last 24 hours across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

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According to Dengue Response Unit (DRU), the number of dengue positive cases in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has soared to 6,710 with the confirmation of 40 new patients.

The officials said that 13 new dengue cases were reported in Peshawar city, while the number of dengue fever cases has reached 2565 in the provincial capital.

The mosquito-borne disease which may prove fatal if not diagnosed and treated in time has spread rapidly throughout Pakistan and has caused serious concern among the masses.

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