Dengue outbreak getting worse in Karachi as 161 news cases reported in 24 hours
At least 161 people on Wednesday admitted at various hospitals across Karachi due to dengue fever in the last 24 hours, according to the Sindh Health Department.
Maximum 48 cases were reported in Central District, 36 in Eastern District, 32 in Korangi District, remaining cases were reported in other districts of the city.
At least nine people, have died due to dengue fever — a vector-borne viral disease that can easily be prevented by avoiding mosquito bites — in the month of September
Doctors said that dengue fever, which is slowly becoming an epidemic, has spread in several parts of the country.
In the 12 days of September, around 1300 people have become victims of dengue, on the other hand, hospitals and labs are also facing shortage of mega units and platelets.
A review of information from various sources revealed that a large number of dengue patients are currently being admitted to private and government hospitals while the majority of people reporting at the out-patient departments and private clinics with flu-like signs and symptoms were being diagnosed to have dengue.