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    Three Congo virus patients admitted to Quetta hospital

    <CENTER>By Saleem Shahid</CENTER>
    QUETTA, Oct 15:
    Three victims of Congo virus, from Quetta, Chaman and Sanjavi areas, have been admitted to the Chest Hospital here over the past four days.

    Hospital sources said a

    35-year-old woman from Sanjavi area in Ziarat district, who was bleeding from nose and mouth, was admitted on Tuesday and kept in the isolation ward.

    Another woman from Quetta and a 26-year-old man from Chaman also had symptoms of Congo virus. “We have put them under observation in the isolation ward.”

    They said most of Congo virus cases usually came from Loralai, Zhob and Musakhail.

    The sources said over a dozen patients had been admitted over the past two months.

    Three of them died. “Most of the patients were shepherds.”

    Around 100 people have been of Congo virus in the province over the past two years.

    The health department has established an isolation ward in the Fatima Jinnah Chest Hospital for Congo virus and other viral diseases.

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    Re: Three Congo virus patients admitted to Quetta hospital

    <TABLE style="WIDTH: 100%" cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 border=0><TBODY><TR><TD class=newsHeadings>Congo virus</TD></TR><TR><TD class=writtenBys></TD></TR><TR><TD class=newsBodys>QUETTAPPI):
    Three patients suffering from Congo virus were detected in Quetta. According to details, three patients suffering from Congo virus were brought to Fatima Jinnah Chest Hospital here. They included Karimullah (Chaman), Mst Bibi Mino (Quetta) and Mst Lal Bibi (Sanjavi). They were admitted into Isolation ward specifically setup for the treatment of Cong virus patients. Of these Karimullah was discharged, as his condition was stable while two women were undergoing treatment at the hospital. Doctors said that this disease is caused by animals. It is known as tix or Cheechar in Urdu. Hospital sources said that 40 patients were brought to the hospital form Balochistan and Afghanistan. Of these 6 died owing to seriousness of their disease.