Dengue fever claims another life in Karachi


KARACHI:Dengue fever has claimed another life in Karachi city, taking the death toll from this mosquito-borne disease to five since Jan 01, 2019.

Spokesman Prevention and Control Program of Dengue (PCPD) Sindh said a 20-year-old man, Talha Khalid Arain, resident of Saima Square, District East area of Karachi, was brought to Aga Khan Hospital (AKU) a week ago with dengue fever and died due to fever during treatment.

The reason of admission and diagnoses were dengue shock syndrome, acute liver failure, septic shock and others. A total of five people have died from dengue fever this year so far out of which three were female and two male.

Dengue cases on the rise in Karachi

At many as 80 more dengue fever cases were reported in the city in a week, taking the reported cases toll to 1152 since 1st January 2019.

According to the weekly report issued by PCPD Sindh, at least 81 more dengue fever cases were detected across the Sindh province in a week, out of which 80 were reported in Karachi and one in other district.

In August, a total of 175 dengue positive cases surfaced throughout the province out of them 170 happened in Karachi and five in other districts.

A total of 1,213 dengue cases have been reported in Sindh province so far out of them, 1152 were in Karachi and 61 in other districts.

Program Manager, PCPD Sindh, Dr Mehmood Iqbal, while talking to PPI, admitted that the dengue cases had been increased in Karachi city following the heavy rains and added that the PCPD had started fumigation in high risk areas to prevent citizens from dengue fever.

He informed that larvicidal activity was also underway in different areas of the city and team members were visiting different sites to control mosquitoes breeding points.