17 more dengue patients admitted

KARACHI  - Seventeen more patients suspected to having contracted dengue fever were admitted in different hospitals of the city during last 48 hours, said Focal Person of Dengue Surveillance Cell Dr Shakeel Malik. Dr Shakeel said that 32 suspected dengue patients were admitted in different government hospitals so far. Dengue fever has been confirmed in one patient while 12 patients were released after treatment, adding four dengue patients had died so far since beginning of this year. Meanwhile experts have suggested the citizens to take preventive measures from mosquitoes' bite, as it is the best cure to protect themselves from the disease. The only precaution is cleanliness and fumigation at the places where breeding of mosquitoes could take place. They called upon the people to avoid accumulation of water in the residential area. Experts also advised to the inmates of the house and neighbours to take precautionary measures if there was any patient in their house or in neighbourhood.

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