People of all ages have been adversely impacted by the city's recent 10-day cold wave, which has led to an increase in patients at medical facilities, it was revealed on Saturday.
Small children were the most vulnerable patients, according to specialists, who warned Dawn that if the disease is ignored, complications including pneumonia and measles encephalitis could arise.
The number of patients has nearly doubled during the last two weeks. "Viral infections account for the majority of these cases, which are treated symptomatically, according to Dr. Waseem Jamalvi of the Pakistan Paediatric Association.
Experts claim that in just two weeks, the number of sufferers has doubled. It is thought that children and those with inadequate immunity are especially vulnerable.
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