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86 more dengue cases reported in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: 05, OCTOBER, 2021: 86 more people infected with dengue hemorrhagic fever in Islamabad in the last 24 hours.

As per concerned sources, there were 66 new cases were reported from rural areas of Islamabad whereas 20 from urban areas.

Sources further said the total number of dengue fever infections recorded so far this season has increased to 457.

On the other hand, three patients have died of the mosquito-borne viral infection in Islamabad during the ongoing season, the sources said.

Two of the victims hailed from rural areas while one from an urban area, they added. 

A day earlier, as many as 44 another infections of mosquito-borne virus surfaced in the federal capital in a single day.

According to the health department sources, there were 26 cases reported from the urban areas while 18 from rural areas of Islamabad.

Delay in fumigation by the administration resulted in an upsurge in dengue patients this season, the sources said. Most patients of the dengue fever have been admitted at Rawalpindi hospitals.

Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral disease that has rapidly spread in all regions in recent years. Dengue is widespread throughout the tropics, with local variations in risk influenced by rainfall, temperature, relative humidity and unplanned rapid urbanization. (04)

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