PESHAWAR (Dunya News) – Report compiled by a team of the World Health Organisation (WHO) has held shops of motorcycle mechanics and those related to wood work, responsible for outbreak of dengue in Peshawar.
A team of the WHO examined water samples taken in 23 localities of Tehkal area which tested positive for dengue.
The report recommends use of mosquito repellants to counter the outbreak and avoid falling prey to the fatal disease. According to the WHO report, stagnant water at the shops caused the outbreak.
On the other hand, another 24 cases of dengue have been reported in Peshawar. Nine of the fresh cases were reported in Khyber Teaching Hospital, four in Combined Military Hospital (CMH), ten in Lady Reading Hospital and one in Naseeruddin Teaching Hospital.
A total of 1,547 dengue cases have been reported so far (story filed on August 22) in Peshawar.