One more patient diagnosed with Congo virus in Quetta

QUETTA: One more patient diagnosed with Congo virus was admitted in Quetta’s Fatima Jinnah Hospital on Wednesday.
35-year-old Rehmatullah is a resident of Pashtunabad area.
With the recent diagnosis, the number of Congo patients admitted in the hospital in the ongoing year has reached 97 among which 27 have been confirmed of having the virus.
Rest of the patients has been discharged after recovery whereas blood samples of two people have been sent to Karachi for test.
The death toll from the deadly virus is 10 in the provincial capital.
A day before, 25 year-old Lal Muhammad was shifted to hospital over bleeding from nose and mouth. He is a resident of Eastern bypass and works in a dairy farm.
Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) spreads through vectors that carry the virus found in cattle.
Number of patients is rising as forthcoming Eidul Azha has prompted people to buy sacrificial animals.


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