District East, comprising Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Landhi and Shah Faisal Town areas of Karachi Division, tops the dengue fever cases while the least number of dengue cases were reported from Malir District.
According to data, a total 998 dengue viral fever cases have been detected in Karachi since January 1. Out of them, 35 per cent were reported from District East while 30 per cent cases were from areas of District Central areas, including Liaquatabad, North Nazimabad, Gulberg and New Karachi.
About 20 per cent dengue cases emerged from District South comprised of Jamshed Town, Lyari Town and Saddar Town while only eight per cent dengue cases were reported from District West including Keamari Town, SITE Town, Baldia Town and Orangi Town.
Approximately, four per cent dengue cases were reported from Korangi and three per cent from Malir districts of Karachi Division.
According to the data of last two months, a total of 280 dengue fever cases were reported. Out of them, 83 were detected from District East, 67 from District Central, 56 from District South, 31 District West, 23 from District Korangi and 20 from Malir District.
Analysis revealed that out of reported cases, 26 per cent of the total cases belong to 20-29 age group followed by 19 per cent age group of 30-39 years. The gender-wise distribution of cases shows that 63 per cent males and 37 per cent females were infected by dengue virus.
Sindh Prevention and Control Programme for Dengue Programme Manager Dr Masood Ahmed Solangi, said the dengue cases are on the rise in Karachi following the monsoon rains. He urged the high-ups of Karachi Metropolitan Corporation to start anti-dengue and malaria fumigation campaign throughout the city.
He requested the civic authorities to ensure proper drainage of stagnant water, lift garbage from streets and maintain cleanliness in the city.