Dengue Prevention and Control Program Sindh Provincial Manger Dr Shakeel Aamir Mullick on Wednesday said that 20 more dengue viral fever cases were reported in Karachi taking the number of dengue patients in the city to 269 this year.
He said a total of 270 dengue fever cases had been reported in the province since January 2015, out of them 269 were detected in Karachi and one in interior Sindh. He said that all 20 new cases were reported from the city. Around 40 dengue cases had been reported from Karachi within a week, he added.
The dengue prevention and control program and provincial health department had already launched larvacidal activities across the Karachi to eliminate dengue eggs from drains and ponds.