18 more dengue fever cases in Karachi

December 5, 2013 Off By Web Desk

Karachi: Eighteen more dengue viral fever cases were reported in Karachi on Thursday, increasing the number of confirmed patients to 4587 in 2013, said Dr M Shakeel Aamir Mullick Focal Person for Dengue Surveillance Cell Sindh.

He said that a total of 5242 dengue fever cases have been reported in Sindh province since January 2013, out of which 4587 were detected in Karachi and 655 in rest of Sindh province.

He said total 31 dengue fever patients died across the province in this year so far, out of which 25 in Karachi, three in Hyderabad and one each in Mirpurkhas Thatta, Larkana.

He said 19 more dengue viral fever cases were reported across the province (8inpatient and 11 OPD) out of which18 in Karachi, while one case was detected in Mirpurkhas.

He said 10 dengue cases were late reported from hospitals.