Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Dengue claims 15 lives in Punjab

 Updated at: 1332 PST,  Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Dengue claims 15 lives in Punjab LAHORE: Dengue continues its grip over Punjab and 15 people have died from the disease, Geo News reported Wednesday. The latest victim of the virus was a boy in Lahore who died on Wednesday.

499 new Dengue cases were reported in Lahore and 3,925 people are suffering from the virus. All educational institutions in the city have been closed for 10 days. Meanwhile a team of Sri Lankan experts has arrived in the city to deal with the outbreak of the virus.

The situation is dire in Faisalabad as well where within a span of 18 hours, 35 new Dengue cases were reported. Overall 220 Dengue cases have been reported in the city.


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