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399 suspected chikungunya cases reported so far in Malir

KARACHI: A total of 399 suspected cases of chikungunya viral fever have so far been reported in Malir, health department officials stated on Thursday.

According to the regional disease surveillance and response unit in Karachi, out of the nine samples tested for disease diagnosis at the National Institute of Health, Islamabad, four have been found positive for chikungunya.

The maximum number of suspected cases has been reported from the Khokharapar area followed by Saudabad.

Other areas include Liaquat Market, Kala Board, Society Colony 2, Saudabad, Urdu Nagar 8, Bilal Colony, Firdaus Colony, H area 1, Kohsar Town, Lal Quarter, Malir Dakhana, Mandra Goth, Muzaffarabad, Mus­lim­abad, Pak Kohsar, Shadman Town, Bismillah Chowk 2, Jinnah Square, Nafees Colony, Jaffar Tayyar, Garibabad, Jalbani Goth, Madina Colony, Mohammedi Colony, Saudia Colony, Sukia Goth, Haleemabad, Malir 15, Bachal Goth, Ghazi Town and Mohammad Ali Market.

The overall attack rate was 0.09 per cent. The age group 30-39 years was the most severely affected having the highest attack rate of 0.19pc followed by 60-69 years age group.

Moreover, males and females both are reported to have the same attack rate (0.09pc).

The highest attack rate 0.31pc was observed in Union Council 4 (Khokharapar) followed by Union Council 6 (Garibabad).

courtesy : dawn news

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