In a major dengue outbreak, Peshawar reported 213 new cases of the fever in the last 24 hours.
A recent spike in the number of dengue virus infections in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab has started ringing alarm bells among health professionals.
KP health department said, 440 dengue virus cases have been detected in a week across the province and 6,549 people have been tested for dengue.
Along with, dengue was confirmed in 17 patients in Punjab in the last 24 hours. 10 of them are from Lahore.
Health officials said that they are facing difficulties in controlling dengue mainly due to the abundance of mosquitoes and the presence of stagnant water in various areas across the province, that serves as a breeding ground for the insects.
Dubbed “breakbone fever”, dengue is one of the world’s leading mosquito-borne illnesses and infects tens of millions across the globe annually.