Eleven test positive for dengue

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As many as 14 patients were admitted to three hospitals of the city, out of which 11 tested positive for the dengue virus. District Coordinator of Epidemics Prevention and Control (DCEPC), Dr Sajjad Mehmood Monday said that five patients each were admitted to Benazir Bhutto Hospital (BBH), and District Headquarters Hospital, while four to the Holy Family Hospital.

He added that of the total admitted patients eight belonged to Rawalpindi, two from Attock and one of each from Islamabad, Haripur, Karachi east and Muzaffarabad. Dr Sajjad informed that one more case was reported in the district during the last 24 hours, raising the tally of confirmed cases to 4,743. During indoor surveillance, he added that 1,306 anti-dengue teams inspected 33,816 houses and found dengue larvae in 59 homes in the last 48 hours.