Dengue outbreak: 762 cases reported in Punjab

Lahore worse affected city, 681 cases reported so far. People complain government not taking steps to control it.

Express August 24, 2011

LAHORE: Dengue fever is rapidly griping Punjab as 98 new cases were reported from different areas of the province in the last 24 hours out of which 86 of these cases were reported from Lahore on Wednesday.

According to the Punjab Health Department, the fever is spreading rapidly in Lahore as compared to other cities of the province.

The infected were admitted in Services, Mayo and Jinnah hospitals while some have been shifted to private hospitals.

The number of dengue cases in the province has reached 762 while the confirmed number of dengue cases in Lahore has reached 681 amidst complains from people that no preventive measures have been taken by the Punjab government to control the disease.

The recent spell of heavy rainfall has led to the increase in the number of dengue cases.

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