(Health): 207 more dengue cases emerge in a week


KARACHI:The Vector Borne Diseases (VBD) Department of Directorate General Health Services Sindh has registered 223 dengue fever cases across Sindh province in a week out of which 207 were recorded in Karachi and 16 in other districts.

The VBD department has registered 2,826 dengue cases all over the Sindh province since 1st January to 13 November 2020 in Sindh out of them 2,669 surfaced in Karachi and 157 in other districts of province so far.

In Karachi, District East was on top with 192 dengue cases in November followed by District South 149 and District Central 86. Turnout of dengue cases was low in District Korangi, District Malir and District West, respectively.

A death due to dengue fever was also reported in Karachi city this year so far. The vector control activities have continued in high risk Union Councils of Gulshan-e-Iqbal, North Nazimabad, Saddar/ Defence and Gulberg areas of the city.