Lahore dengue toll reaches 110

Lahore dengue toll reaches 110Islamabad, Oct 1 - The toll in dengue epidemic in Lahore city rose to 110 Friday after four more people succumbed to the disease, a media report said. Lahore is most severely affected by the dengue outbreak in Pakistan.

More than 11,500 cases of dengue have been reported in Punjab, of which over 10,200 cases registered in Lahore, the provincial capital. The toll in the province is now 150.

Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces have also reported dengue cases. In Khyber, six deaths and 173 cases reported.

Authorities in Lahore have blamed the crisis on prolonged monsoon rains and unusually high seasonal temperatures, the news website Daily Times reported.

The dengue virus is transmitted to humans through the Aedes aegypti mosquito. (IANS)