Dengue fever claims one more life in Karachi

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Dengue fever claims one more life in Karachi

KARACHI: An elderly woman died of dengue fever at private hospital of the city, taking the disease death toll to two since 1st January 2019.

A 61-year old woman, Bilquis Begum, a resident of Pipri, Ameer Bux village, Bin Qasim Town, Malir area of Karachi, was admitted to private hospital few days ago with high grade fever, bleeding and headache. She died due to dengue fever during treatment two days ago.

Spokesman Prevention and Control Program of Dengue Sindh confirmed the death of the woman from dengue fever in private hospital of Karachi. He said a total of two people had died from dengue fever in the city this year so far.

44 more dengue cases surface in city As many as 44 more dengue fever cases emerged in Karachi in a week, taking the reported cases toll to 463 since 1st January 2019.

According to the weekly report issued by PCPD Sindh, at least 47 new dengue fever cases were reported across the Sindh province in a week out of them 44 happened in Karachi and three in other districts.

In May, a total of 82 dengue positive cases surfaced across the province out of which 74 happened in Karachi and eight in other districts.

A total of 484 dengue cases have been detected in Sindh province so far out of them, 463 were in Karachi and 21 in other districts.