Dengue fever spreads in Pakistan's Punjab

State struggles with outbreak of mosquito-borne disease, with public panic increasing.

    The Pakistani government is struggling to cope with an outbreak of dengue fever in the central Punjab state.

    More than 4,000 cases of the mosquito-borne disease have been confirmed.

    Fear-mongering and a lack of awareness about the fever has helped cause panic in the area.

    Al Jazeera's Kamal Hyder reports from a hospital in the city of Lahore.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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