PESHAWAR- A 70-year-old woman who succumbed to dengue in Swat on Monday is most likely the first victim of the mosquito-borne virus in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

Sherbano was the resident of the Rang Mohalla of Mingora city and was admitted to at the Saidu Sharif Teaching Hospital for last eight days.

Dengue has emerged on of the biggest concerns in the north district Swat of the Khyber Pakhtunwa whereas the hospital has so for registered more than 150 dengue cases. According to Saidu Sharif Teaching Hospital focal person, out of the 150 patients, 124 persons have been discharged following treatment and recovery while 26 are under treatment.

On Monday morning, more than 84 persons from the 32 districts including merged districts, according to health officials, have been brought to hospitals.

According to health department statistics, over 2600 persons have been tested for dengue disease in the province out of which 1200 were reported positive, about three times more than the total numbers of dengue cases reported last year.

Last year, 398 cases of the dengue had reported in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Sajjad Ali
Sajjad Ali is the founder of Peshawar Today. He is a journalist by profession and working in field for the last ten years. Previously he worked for national media organizations including ‘The Nation’ Daily Pakistan Today, Khyber News. He also worked in media development sector. He can be reached at sajjad.sovereign@gmail.com

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