One died and 15 new cases of dengue fever reported
06 September, 2013
KARACHI: At least 15 more positive cases of dengue viral fever were reported in Karachi on Thursday, increasing the patients' toll to 953 during 2013, said Sindh Dengue Surveillance Cell.
Focal Person for Sindh Dengue Surveillance Cell Dr M Shakeel Aamir Mallick said that a ten-year-old patient died on August 31, but was reported on Thursday, bringing the death toll to 11 in the city alone.
However, he said that the department has still not received the name of the patient who died this week. Mallick said that a total of 1,000 dengue-fever-positive cases have been reported in Sindh since January 2013, out of which, 953 were reported in Karachi alone and 47 in other districts of the province.