Outbreak: Swat’s dengue toll spikes to 30

“Twenty-six patients have been discharged after they recovered” said Roshan.

Our Correspondent July 22, 2014

MINGORA: One more patient was diagnosed with dengue fever on Tuesday, pushing Swat district’s dengue count to 30.

Roshan Ali, focal person for the dengue cell established at Saidu Teaching Hospital, said 22-year-old Nawab Ali has been admitted to the hospital. Nawab belongs to Skha Cheena, Amankot, the area from which most of this year’s dengue patients have been reported.

“Twenty-six patients have been discharged after they recovered, while four are being kept at the dengue cell,” said Roshan.

Meanwhile, volunteers of the Swat Scouts Open Group have been spraying anti-dengue chemicals across Skha Cheena to clear the area of mosquito larvae.

Akhtar Ali, the group leader of the Swat Scouts Open Group, told The Express Tribune, “We are eliminating larvae and cleaning the affected area according to health protection standards and are also creating awareness via our door-to-door campaign.”

Published in The Express Tribune, July 23rd, 2014.

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