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48 more diagnosed with dengue in Karachi, tally jumps to 575 in a month

KARACHI: The dengue pandemic has claimed 48 more victims in the metropolis within a span of 24 hours, bumping the overall tally of those diagnosed with the harmful virus to 575 in a month, ARY News reported on Wednesday.

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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The overall tally of those infected and diagnosed with the virus in Karachi alone stands at 2008.

Lahore’s anti-dengue Drive during a routine survey found 73 houses in the vicinity of Cantt zone infested with larvae of the disease-carrying mosquitoes, ARY News reported on September 17.

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During an outdoor surveillance operation, 4 places were found carrying infestation of the harmful virus.

A first information report (FIR) was registered against the residents of the vicinity under the ‘dengue act’.

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More than 223 new dengue cases have also been reported during the last 24 hours in the federal capital Islamabad.

 

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