90 chickenpox cases reported in Multan so far: health dept

Multan: A total of 90 cases of chickenpox have been reported this year in Multan so far.

Spokesperson Health department, Multan, Dr Atta-ur-Rehman informed on Wednesday that as many as seven cases have been reported in the city in the last 24 hours. A total of 23 cases have emerged in the last three days, he pointed out.

One of the chickenpox patients, who hailed from Dera Ghazi Khan, also passed away, said Dr Atta-ur-Rehman.

To help the patients, the health department has dedicated an entire ward to chickenpox patients at Nishtar Hospital, he added.

Chickenpox is a viral infection which leads to the formation of small fluid-filled blisters over the body. People who have not been vaccinated and have not had chickenpox are likely to contract this disease at least once in their lives. ​​

The viral’s outbreak in different parts of Punjab has become an increasing threat for the people.