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Dengue claims another life, raising death toll to 42 in Islamabad

Dengue claims another life, raising death toll 42 in Islamabad
ISLAMABAD: Dengue fever virus has claimed another life in Islamabad, raising the death toll to 42 in the federal capital this year.
According to details, a 9th class student who was under treatment at Islamabad’s PIMS Hospital died from the deadly disease during the wee hours of Wednesday.
On the other hand, 180 more dengue patients were admitted to various government hospitals and 70 patients were brought to private hospitals in Islamabad and Rawalpindi the past 24 hours.
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According to reports, more than 1500 cases of dengue fever have been reported so far in Islamabad.
The total number of people affected by the dengue virus has climbed to 6000 in the Rawalpindi.
A detailed report of the epidemic hit has been forwarded to the Punjab Government. The dengue outbreak has affected 1499 patients in Rawalpindi.
Recommended precautionary measures include being cautious of mosquitoes during dawn and sunset hours, elimination of stagnant water and breeding sites, using mosquito lotion, ensuring good hygiene during food preparations, disposing of food safely and avoiding non-essential visits to hospitals.
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