By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

In a follow-up to a report earlier this week, 16-year-old Muhammad Sohaib of Mehmoodabad area, Karachi has died from the amoebic infection.

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The deceased had been admitted to a private hospital and after battling the disease for three days, lost his life on Monday.

This has prompted Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) MPA Dr Imran Shah to demand the provincial health department to impose a health emergency in the city and take effective measures to curb the spread of all contagious diseases.

Karachi is also battling an increase in HIV, dengue and the tick-borne Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) this year.

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According to a health department spokesperson, the rise in the incidents of deaths caused by the water-borne disease is attributed to the increase in the city’s temperature and an inadequate amount of chlorine being added to the water being supplied to homes.

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