Dengue epidemic: Cases rise to 91

Twenty seven fresh cases were reported from across the province.

Express August 16, 2011

LAHORE: Twenty four dengue cases were reported in Lahore on Tuesday, bringing the total number of reported dengue cases to 91.

According to the Punjab Health Department, 27 fresh cases were reported from across the province. Out of these, 24 were from Lahore, two from Faisalabad and one from Muzaffargarh.

Eighteen patients in Lahore were admitted to Services Hospital, two patients to General Hospital and Institute of Public Health.

While four patients were admitted to other private hospitals.

Previously, the number of patients suffering from the dengue virus was 67, which has now climbed to 91.

Healthcare experts have warned of a dengue epidemic in the province if urgent and solid preventive steps are not taken by the concerned authorities.