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Dengue fever cases increase in Pakistan


The number of dengue fever cases is continuing to rise in
Pakistan amid an outbreak blamed largely on floods triggered by
heavy monsoon rains in the South Asian country, Trend reports citing
Xinhua.

A total of 476 more people were diagnosed with the disease in
the northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, the provincial health
department reported on Saturday night. The number of active cases
in the province stands currently at 2,032 and the total number of
cases this year has reached 8,961.

The eastern Punjab province reported 389 new cases, the
provincial health authorities said on Saturday. The total number of
dengue cases in Punjab this year has now gone up to 6,766.

The southern Sindh province reported 329 new infections, said
the provincial health department on Saturday evening. The worst-hit
area was Karachi, the provincial capital, which reported 220 new
cases.


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