Dengue continues to wreak havoc as 69 new cases emerge in Peshawar

Thursday 24 August 2017 4 weeks ago 81   Peshawar   Print

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Report  Web Desk : PESHAWAR: The recent outbreak of dengue continued to wreak havoc in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa s provincial capital as 69 new cases surfaced, it emerged on Thursday. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan chaired a high-level session regarding the situation in Peshawar today as well. The KP government, in the wake of the mosquito-borne disease s outbreak, decided to run a fumigation campaign on a large scale. Imran, whose party has a ruling government in the province, made a special appeal to the public to take extra care of cleanliness in their homes. The death toll from the disease has risen to seven so far. According to the Punjab government s spokesman, the medical teams working in Peshawar have treated 2,062 patients and screened 595 individuals till Tuesday. Out of 595, the presence of dengue was confirmed in 175 people. (01)