Dengue fever claims one more life in Karachi

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Dengue fever claims one more life in Karachi

August 21, 2019

KARACHI:Dengue fever claimed the life of a youngster at a private hospital of Karachi, taking the death toll from this mosquito-borne disease to six since 01 Jan 2019.

Spokesperson Prevention and Control Program of Dengue (PCPD) Sindh, said a 19-year-old youngster, Nawab Wasif, a resident of New Muzaffarabad Colony in Landhi area of Karachi was brought to Aga Khan Hospital (AKU) few days back with dengue fever, who died due to this mosquito-borne disease.

The principal diagnosis and reason of admission was a dengue shock syndrome with complications, multiple organ dysfunctions and other troubles.

This dengue has claimed six lives this year so far out of which three were female and three male.

In 2019, a total of 1,225 dengue cases have been reported in Sindh province so far out of them, 1164 were in Karachi and 61 in other districts.

Talking to PPI, Program Manager, PCPD Sindh, Dr Mehmood Iqbal, informed that that larvicidal activity, school awareness, community education and other activities had been launched across the Sindh province, particularly in Karachi to sensitize the general public about the disease.

He further informed that PCPD teams were visiting different sites to control mosquitoes breeding points following monsoon rains.

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