LAHORE: Dengue hemorrhagic fever has claimed four more lives while 113 new cases were reported in Punjab during the past 24 hours.
Punjab’s Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department Secretary Imran Sikandar Baloch confirmed that 113 new cases of dengue fever were reported in a day, whereas, four more deaths were recorded.
The health department stated that 142 persons have died of dengue fever this year, whereas, the province witnessed overall 24,605 cases.
88 out of the total cases were reported in Lahore only, taking the total count to 17,788.
Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral disease that has rapidly spread in recent years around the world.
These mosquitoes are also vectors of chikungunya, yellow fever and Zika viruses. Dengue is widespread throughout the tropics, with local variations in risk influenced by rainfall, temperature, relative humidity and unplanned rapid urbanization.