KARACHI: Two more people lost their lives to dengue in Karachi, raising the death toll to 11 this year.
The victims have been identified as 27-year-old Nazish, who succumbed to the virus at a private hospital, and 66-year-old Abdul Haq. A number of people have been infected with the dengue virus in the past week.
According to Dr Abdul Rashid, programme manager of the Dengue Control and Prevention Programme in Sindh, two people have died after being infected with dengue in the past week.
The number of dengue-related deaths in the city has now risen to 11. As of now, authorities have confirmed that 1,300 people, including women and children, have been admitted to hospitals due to dengue fever.
Apart from dengue, cases of people affected by chikungunya have also surfaced. The authorities have identified that the virus has affected 67 victims in the past month.
Karachi Health Services Director Dr Shakoor Abbasi has urged residents to adopt preventative measures and ensure that mosquitoes do not breed in their homes. Besides this, people have also been asked to keep their homes free of stagnant water.