Dengue becomes epidemic in Karachi, 433 cases reported

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Dengue becomes epidemic in Karachi, 433 cases reported

During last 24 hours, as many as 403 people have been affected by dengue fever in Karachi.

The increase in the number of daily cases in Karachi has caused panic among the health department officials.

News agencies reported that after the dengue virus became epidemic in Karachi, 426 cases of dengue have been reported in 24 hours across Sindh, of which 433 cases are related to Karachi.

Due to the increasing number of virus cases and patients in the hospitals, it has been decided to convert the corona wards into dengue isolation wards.

Sindh seeks help from Punjab to control dengue

Dengue has become an epidemic in the city due to which there is no more capacity to admit dengue patients in the hospitals.

Director Health Karachi Dr. Abdul Hameed Jumani said that on the instructions of Sindh Health Minister Dr. Azra Fazal Pechuho it has been decided to convert the High Dependency Units (HDUs) built during the Corona epidemic into Dengue Isolation Wards.

Fumigation spray in Karachi started

Meanwhile on the direction of Administrator Karachi Barrister Murtaza Wahab fumigation spray against Dengue virus in different parts of city took place from September 17.

The Sindh health department says that so far 324 dengue cases have been confirmed in Karachi, 39 in Hyderabad, 3 in Mirpurkhas, 18 in Benazirabad, 3 in Sukkur and one in Larkana.

WHO Alert: Pakistan is at risk of diseases and deaths

The World Health Organization – WHO has warned that there is a threat of another disaster in the form of diseases and deaths in Pakistan after the floods.

Director WHO Dr. Tedros said in a statement that Pakistan is facing a new disaster in the form of deaths due to diseases after flood disasters due to climate change.

He said that the WHO will issue a new appeal for assistance after $10 million