Dengue fever deaths hit 32 in Pakistan

Sept. 18, 2011 at 11:30 AM
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KARACHI, Pakistan, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Pakistani officials have raised the death toll in the current outbreak of dengue fever to 32.

The nation's health agency said Sunday three more patients died in Lahore and another in the city of Sindh.

The official number of cases was set at 6,147 with thee vast majority in Lahore.

However, officials believe there are a number of unreported deaths from the outbreak.

Chief Minister of Punjab Mian Shahbaz said the situation was becoming more dire because dengue outbreaks can be very stubborn and difficult to eradicate, DawnNews said.

"Every individual belonging to any profession, including politicians, will have to work to combat this disease," said Shahbaz.

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