Pakistan continues to suffer growing momentum in dengue fever cases

ISLAMABAD, Sept. 22– Pakistan continues to suffer a growing momentum in the spread of dengue fever cases amid recent outbreak mainly attributed to the monsoon-rain-triggered floods in the country. The worst-hit area was Karachi, the provincial capital, which reported 261 new cases. Punjab’s capital Lahore reported 100 new cases, followed by its Rawalpindi…

ISLAMABAD, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) — Pakistan continues to suffer a growing momentum in the spread of dengue fever cases amid recent outbreak mainly attributed to the monsoon-rain-triggered floods in the country.

A total of 323 new cases of dengue fever were reported across the southern Sindh province in the last 24 hours, said the provincial health department on Wednesday evening. The worst-hit area was Karachi, the provincial capital, which reported 261 new cases.

The number of dengue infections in Sindh in September has risen to 3,917, bringing the local total to 6,486 this year.

Moreover, in the last 24 hours, 242 more people were diagnosed with the disease in the northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, the provincial health department reported on Wednesday night. The number of active cases in the province stands currently at 1,614 and the total number of patients this year has reached 5,506.

Additionally, the eastern Punjab province reported 229 new cases in the last 24 hours, the provincial health authorities said on Wednesday morning. Punjab’s capital Lahore reported 100 new cases, followed by its Rawalpindi city with 86 cases. The total number of cases in Punjab this year has now gone up to 3,869.

Furthermore, the country’s capital Islamabad reported 96 new cases in the last 24 hours, the health authorities said on Wednesday evening. The total number of cases in the city has increased to 1,657 this year.

The Pakistani government has launched an anti-dengue campaign including raising public awareness in response to the alarmingly high level of cases in the country and has taken special measures at the dengue hotspots in order to curb the spread of the disease. Enditem

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