Dengue claims yet another life in Karachi

Dengue has claimed yet another life in Karachi, taking the death toll to eight since January this year. Reportedly, another 40 are infected of the viral mosquito-borne disease.

The latest victim of the Dengue was Sultan Ali, 34, a resident of Diamond Super Market in District East of Karachi. Ali was admitted at Aga Khan Hospital (AKU) with dengue hemorrhagic fever.

A total of 1,658 dengue cases have been notified in Sindh so far, of which, 1,585 were reported in Karachi alone.

Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral disease that has rapidly spread in all regions of WHO in recent years. The virus is transmitted by female mosquitoes mainly of the species Aedes aegypti and, to a lesser extent, Ae. albopictus. This mosquito also transmits chikungunya, yellow fever and Zika infection.