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235 Chinese workers diagnosed with dengue in Karachi: minister

SAMAA | - Posted: Aug 31, 2019 | Last Updated: 5 months ago
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Posted: Aug 31, 2019 | Last Updated: 5 months ago
235 Chinese workers diagnosed with dengue in Karachi: minister

A dengue patient rests next to relatives inside a mosquito tent at a hospital in Peshawar on August 19, 2017. Photo: AFP

At least 235 Chinese workers have recently been diagnosed with the dengue virus in Karachi, the Sindh health minister confirmed Saturday.

All the cases were reported from the same area, Azra Fazal Pechuho told reporters, adding that there were Chinese workers working on a plant in the Hawke’s Bay area.

The provincial health minister said that the workers didn’t take any precautionary measures to save themselves from the virus. However, she said that they are all out of danger.

Related: At least 350 dengue cases reported in Punjab: health department

Pechuho said that a team of health ministry officials had visited the plant and educated them.

Over 1,200 dengue cases have been reported in Karachi this year, according to the health ministry.

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      Harry  September 2, 2019 6:58 am/ Reply

    That’s unlike anything we have heard about Dengue so far. Makes one wonder if they were working on some biological weapon program.

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