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Dengue case on the rise up in Islamabad

Dengue case on the rise up in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: A sharp increase in the number of dengue fever cases has been seen in Islamabad as 49 extra persons were diagnosed with the disease during the last 24 hours.

According to the statistics issued by District Health Office (DHO), as many as 49 dengue cases were reported in the federal capital, raising the tally of confirmed infections to 422.

District Health Officer (DHO) Dr Zaeem Zia noted that 4 patients were admitted to Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), eight to federal general hospital, seven to Holy Family hospital and three to BBH Rawalpindi.

During the last 24 hours, Dr Zaeem said, nearly 27 dengue cases were reported from private laboratories in Islamabad. Meanwhile, one person has succumbed to the virus in the ongoing season.

It’s pertinent to say right here that Islamabad reported 53 dengue cases over the last 24 hours on September 7. Amid monsoon season, the cases of mosquito-borne illness have surged in the city.

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