awalpindi The number of dengue patients has reached 5,739 after more 439 people have been diagnosed with the disease in Rawalpindi.
According to details 198 patients are under treatment in different Rawalpindi hospitals while 241 people are admitted to Islamabad hospitals.
As many as 2850 patients have been discharged from the hospitals so far while 23 people have fallen prey to the disease. Reported by Dunya News
Dengue fever is transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes and is a global public health concern. There is no vaccine available in Pakistan for the virus, which kills an estimated 20,000 people each year and infects up to 100 million across the world according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).