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Dengue Fever

Death toll from dengue fever climbs to 15 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

PESHAWAR: The outbreak of dengue fever in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province has so far claimed fifteen lives within two months with 400 patients, suffering from the epidemic, being treated at different health facilities across the province. The provincial health authorities’ efforts to rein in mosquito-borne disease does not seem to yield results as yet as the epidemic has recently claimed two more lives, pushing the total death toll to fifteen. Authorities said more than 400 patients suffering from the deadly disease were…

Younis Khan to miss inaugural day-night Test against WI

LAHORE: Senior Pakistan batsman Younis Khan has withdrawn from the first Test against the West Indies following advice from doctors to rest after he contracted dengue fever, the Pakistan Cricket Board said Thursday. The 38-year-old was infected by the mosquito-borne virus last month and was admitted to a local hospital. "Younis has conveyed to the selection committee that he will not be fully fit and needs another ten-day rest to regain his strength after recovering from dengue fever," a PCB spokesman told AFP. The first…

Dengue fever: Causes,Symptoms and Prevention

Dengue is an endemic in Pakistan which starts in post monsoon period. According to a research journal of Dow University of Health Sciences Karachi more than 30,000 cases of dengue have been reported in Pakistan since it first reported in 1985.