At least 403 dengue cases reported in Karachi in 48 hours
At least 403 people on Saturday admitted at various hospitals across Karachi due to dengue fever in the last 48 hours, according to the Sindh Health Department.
The Sindh Health Department (SHD) said that 201 cases were reported on Wednesday, which increased to 403 on Saturday.
Most of these cases were reported in 116 hospitals in Eastern district followed by 107 in Korangi, 72 in Central, 61 in South, 26 in Malir, 12 in West and 9 in Kemari.
A total of 2,145 cases of dengue fever were reported in Karachi this month, 842 in East district, followed by 431 in Central, 377 in South, 286 in Korangi, 93 in Malir, 64 in Kemari and 52 in West.
In rest of Sindh, 16 cases were reported in Hyderabad, 1 in Larkana, 2 in Sukkur and 4 in Shaheed Benazirabad division.
A health department official explained that most of the dengue patients had mild illness and approached either private clinics or hospital OPDs.
Experts believe that the current number of dengue fever cases may be five times higher than the statistics reported by the Sindh health department.
Meanwhile, the health department reported more than 3,000 malaria cases on Friday.
Doctors said that dengue fever, which is slowly becoming an epidemic, has spread in several parts of the country.
Dengue fever is a vector-borne viral disease that can be easily prevented by protecting yourself from mosquito bites.