PESHAWAR: The dengue virus raised its ugly head in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and tribal districts again as over 200 cases have been reported so far and one of them died in Peshawar on Wednesday.

A 50-year-old dengue patient Shagufta, hailing from Jamrud tehsil of Khyber tribal district, was receiving treatment at Khyber Teaching Hospital (KTH) in Peshawar after diagnosed with the disease on 27 August. The woman died at the hospital on Wednesday.

Most of the dengue cases have been reported from Khyber tribal district where the government has apparently failed to take tangible measures to control the situation. The area people have expressed grave concern over the alarming situation and demanded the concerned authorities to take notice of the dengue outbreak, which has become an epidemic in the area now.

A dengue case was also confirmed in Nowshera on Thursday. 30-year-old Nabiullah was brought to Qazi Hussain Ahmed Medical Complex after he complained of fever two days ago where he was diagnosed with dengue virus.

According to various reports, at least 70 people died of dengue virus in KP last year, while thousands others were affected.