Dengue claims another life in Karachi

KARACHI: A dengue viral fever patient died in Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH) Karachi on Monday; taking the death toll from this disease to nine this year so far.

Senior Director Health & Medical Services, Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC), Dr Salma Kausar, confirmed the death of an 18-years-old girl, Uroosa, resident of North Nazimabad. She died in Abbasi Shaheed Hospital during treatment. She had been under treatment in the hospital for a couple of days.

However, 134 more dengue cases were reported in Sindh.

At least 134 more dengue fever cases were detected across the Sindh province during last week, out of which 129 were reported from Karachi city.

As per weekly report issued by Dengue Prevention & Control Program Sindh, a total 3,189 dengue fever cases were reported from Sindh province from 1st January 2015 to till date; 3,115 cases were detected from Karachi city alone. Nine people have died from dengue fever in the city this year so far.

The report stated that 134 dengue fever cases emerged across the province from 09 November to 15 November 2015; 129 cases were reported from Karachi, two from Hyderabad and three from Jamshoro.

The report further stated that out of total 3,189 dengue fever reported cases from Sindh province, 3,115 were reported from Karachi, 30 from Hyderabad, 9 from Larkana, 8 from Mirpurkhas, 7 from Umerkot, 4 from Shaheed Benazirabad, 3 each from Thatta, Sukkur, Jamshoro & Ghotki, two from Sanghar, and one each from Shikarpur and Jacobabad.