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Dengue claims another life in Karachi

KARACHI: Dengue fever virus on Tuesday claimed another life in Sindh’s capital.
The total number of people killed by dengue in the Karachi has now reached 4,563 since 1st January 2019. The death toll has been raised to 34 so far.
The victim was identified as a three-year-old boy who was undergoing treatment at Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, where he breathed his last today.
Yesterday, Nadir Ali, 32, a resident of Nazimabad died to dengue fever.
The dengue outbreak has affected 11,520 patients in Karachi.
In this regard, Sindh Governor Imran Ismail earlier inaugurated an anti-dengue campaign in Karachi where he had also announced that a camp would conduct free blood tests of the citizens.

Read also: More than 19000 dengue cases treated: Zafar Mirza

Dengue is rapidly spreading throughout Pakistan. According to the spokesperson of the anti-dengue program, the highest number of victims has been reported from Karachi.
Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral disease in recent years. The virus is transmitted by female mosquitoes mainly. It also transmits chikungunya, yellow fever, and Zika infection.
The dengue virus has no specific treatment or cure. The one affected with the virus rest, drink plenty of fluids and consult a doctor.
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