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    FAISALABAD: A man in Chiniot was rushed to a local hospital in critical condition and has been kept under isolation, with doctors fearing he may have contracted the deadly Ebola virus.

    Zulfiqar Ahmad, 40, who resides in Chiniot, returned to Pakistan on November 16 after working for the Togolese Republic in West Africa.

    Ahmad faced multiple health-related problems and was admitted to the DHQ Hospital in Chiniot and later shifted to the Allied Hospital by his relatives.

    After conducting initial diagnostic tests, doctors said that he may have contracted the Ebola virus.

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    http://tribune.com.pk/story/796395/f...s-in-pakistan/

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    Re: Pakistan - 1st suspected Ebola case emerges - travel history to Togo

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      First suspected Ebola case emerges in Faisalabad

      By Sehrish Wasif / Shamsul Islam
      Published: November 25, 2014


      ISLAMABAD / FAISALABAD: A patient suspected to be suffering from Ebola virus disease (EVD) was hospitalised at the Allied Hospital on Monday. If confirmed, this will be the first case in Pakistan of Ebola virus..
      Zulfiqar Ahmad, 40, a resident of Chiniot district, returned to Pakistan from the sub-Saharan nation of Togo on November 16. Initially, he was hospitalised at the District Headquarters Hospital, Chiniot, for treatment of multiple health conditions. His condition, however, didn’t improve and subsequently his family admitted him to Faisalabad’s Allied Hospital where medics, after initial diagnostic tests, said it might be a case of Ebola virus.


      “Zulfiqar is a chronic patient of various diseases and remained hospitalised for more than 20 days in Togo before returning to Pakistan,” Medical Superintendent Dr Rashid Maqbool told The Express Tribune.
      “The patient has serious liver issues. Blood is coming from his mouth, urine and bowl,” Dr Maqbool said. “He is in a critical condition. We have sent his blood and urine samples to the National Institute of Health (NIH) in Islamabad,” he added. “The test reports will establish whether or not it’s Ebola virus.”
      Dr Maqbool said they have constituted a special team to treat the patient who has been kept in isolation as the medical and paramedical staffs were taking all precautionary measures.
      In Islamabad, a senior official at the NIH said that it was too early to say that it was an Ebola virus case. “The patient, Zulfiqar, came from Togo where no EVD case has been reported so far,” the official told The Express Tribune on condition of anonymity..http://tribune.com.pk/story/796779/f...in-faisalabad/
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        http://dunyanews.tv/index.php/en/Pak...es-away-in-Fai

        FAISALABAD (Dunya News) – Zulfiqar, who was admitted to the Allied Hospital on Monday following a potential exposure to Ebola virus, died on Tuesday.
        [...]
        Zulfiqar’s blood sample was sent to National Institute of Health (NIH) Islamabad for Ebola tests.

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          http://www.dawn.com/news/1146659/sus...-in-faisalabad

          [...]
          Speaking to Dawn, Dr Rashid Maqbool at the Allied Hospital had earlier said that the patient’s blood samples had been sent to the National Institute of Health (NIH) in Islamabad for laboratory tests and it would take at least two weeks for the results to arrive.
          [...]
          Punjab Health Advisor Khawaja Salman Rafique had told DawnNews that government medical teams had reached Chiniot, where they would perform tests on Ahmed’s relatives and friends in case they also displayed similar symptoms.

          World Health Organisation (WHO) teams are also expected to reach the Punjab town.

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          Two weeks seems like an incredibly long time to wait for test results.

          I also wonder if this could be Lassa Fever. I didn't find any recent reports of Lassa Fever in Togo, but there are some in neighboring Benin: http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/sho...d.php?p=556881

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            http://www.thenewstribe.com/2014/11/...ebola-who-nhs/

            "‘A patient, Zulfiqar Ahmed 40, actually died by Dengue and Hepatitis C diseases.’ WHO and the National Health Services (NHS) clarified in a joint press statement.

            However, the patient belonging to Chiniot city of Punjab province died on Tuesday’s night due to severe diseases who returned 10 days earlier from an African country Togo.

            According to WHO, Ebola virus did not hit Togo as far and Zulfiqar (late) has not visited any other affected area before returning to Pakistan." h/t @Crof

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              First suspected Ebola patient dies in Pakistan: report

              http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/n/...-8813749.html?



              ISLAMABAD, Nov. 25 -- A patient suspected to be suffering from Ebola virus disease (EVD) died in the Pakistani industrial city of Faisalabad Tuesday morning, hospital sources and the media said.

              Zulfiqar Ahmad, 40, a resident of Chiniot district in Punjab province, had returned to Pakistan from the sub-Saharan nation of Togo on Nov. 16.

              If confirmed, this will be the first death in Pakistan of Ebola virus -- the deadly disease that has killed more than 5,000 people in West Africa, especially in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.

              Doctors said Zulfiqar was a chronic patient of various diseases and hospitalized for nearly three weeks in Togo before coming to Pakistan, doctors and his family members were quoted as saying.

              Medical Superintendent Dr. Rashid Maqbool of Allied Hospital in Faisalabad told the media on Monday that the patient had serious liver issues and that blood was coming from his mouth, urine and bowel.

              SNIP

              More at Link

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                Re: Pakistan - 1st suspected Ebola case emerges - travel history to Togo - dies of Dengue and Hepatitis C

                http://www.breakingnewspak.com/blood...ebola-patient/

                FAISALABAD: All doctors, nurses and paramedical staff of Allied Hospital, who attended the suspected Ebola patient recently, will go through a blood screening.
                [...]
                He further said collection of blood samples had nothing to do with Ebola as the WHO and National Institute of Health, Islamabad had categorically announced Ali had not contracted the virus.
                [...]
                District Coordination Officer Noorul Ameen Mengal said Ali was suffering from viral haemorrhagic fever and as per the WHO guidelines those who had close contact with him should be kept under observation for at least 21 days.

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