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2 more die of dengue, 32 new cases surface in Islamabad


Two more patients of dengue hemorrhagic fever have died in Islamabad during the previous 24 hours.

According to health officials, as many as 32 new patients of the mosquito-borne disease surfaced during this period.

The death toll from the dengue fever climbed to 19 after two more people died from the viral disease.

District Health Officer (DHO) Dr Zaeem Zia tweeted: “We are investigating 31 cases of Dengue today, the epi curve shows the decline in the cases over last few days. We are expecting further decline in days to come.”

He advised citizens to get themselves tested if they have fever, headaches and body aches.

Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral infection that is common in warm, tropical climates and often peaks during rainy seasons, states the World Health Organisation (WHO).

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