Two more die of dengue in Karachi

Two more die of dengue in Karachi

KARACHI: Two more people died of dengue on Saturday, taking the death toll of people dying from the deadly disease to 14 in the metropolis.

Meanwhile, 164 more people reportedly tested positive for dengue in Punjab.

The reports said the total number of people affected by dengue has climbed to 4,700 in the province.

The number of dengue patients has exceeded 4,000 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with 72 new cases emerging in the province.

Dubbed “breakbone fever”, dengue is one of the world´s leading mosquito-borne illnesses and infects tens of millions across the globe annually.

Around half of the planet’s population live in at-risk areas, mainly in Latin America, Africa and Asia.

Outbreaks have ravaged Southeast Asia this year, infecting hundreds of thousands, killing hundreds, and crippling health care systems as governments struggle to contain the untreatable virus.