Dengue outbreak in Karachi

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The number of dengue cases in Sindh on Tuesday jumped to 4,151 for the year as an additional 115 people in Karachi were diagnosed with the virus over the past 24 hours.

According to the spokesperson for the provincial health department’s Dengue Control And Prevention Program, in various other districts of Sindh, another 252 cases of dengue were recorded.

The new cases as of Tuesday — including from Karachi (115) as well as Sindh’s other districts (252) — bumped up the total number of dengue patients to 4,151 for 2019, while the death toll from dengue rose to 15, Geo News reported.

The dengue control programme’s spokesperson added further that more than 1,000 cases were recorded in the first week of October alone.