KARACHI: A three-year-old boy succumbed to complications from dengue haemorrhagic fever as the current year’s death toll caused by this mosquito-borne infection climbed to 33 in Sindh, officials said on Tuesday.

They said that the boy, belonging to a family residing in Orangi Town, was admitted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital in a critical condition last week. However, he could not recover from the complications caused by the deadly disease and died in the hospital on Sunday morning.

However, officials in the provincial health ministry said they received communication from the hospital on Tuesday confirming that the death was caused by dengue. The number of people who have died of dengue is 33 in Sindh as Karachi has recorded at least 254 such cases in the past 24 hours.

Published in Dawn, November 13th, 2019