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Over 500 cases of Dengue confirmed: Health Secretary

October 09, 2010

Dengue fever is on rise in Pakistan particularly in Sindh. – File Photo

ISLAMABAD: At least 533 confirmed cases of Dengue fever have been reported in Pakistan, among which five patients have died due to the illness.

Talking to DawnNews, Federal Secretary Health, Khushnood Ahmed Lashari confirmed the figures and said that Sindh has reported the highest number of Dengue cases, which are more than 500. The five deaths due to the fever have also occurred in Sindh.

The health secretary also said that 16 positive cases of Dengue have been reported in Islamabad but no deaths have been reported as yet.

The Congo virus has also claimed three lives across Pakistan this year. – DawnNews