MINGORA: Two more people in Swat have tested positive for the dengue virus, taking the patient count in the district to 52 this year. Eighteen-year-old Tawab Hussain, a resident of Skha Cheena, Amankot was admitted to Saidu Teaching Hospital on Wednesday, while 12-year-old Shahida, a resident of Faizabad, was admitted on Tuesday. The focal person for Saidu Teaching Hospital’s dengue unit, Roshan Ali, said only two patients were being treated at the hospital. “Around 50 patients recovered fully and have been discharged,” he added. Earlier this week, a dengue case was also reported from Malakand, the first from the area this year. The patient, 18-year-old Bakhtullah, is being treated at Peshawar’s Hayatabad Medical Complex. Last year, a large-scale outbreak affected several northern districts of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 7th, 2014.
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