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    First Congo virus case of 2019 reported in Karachi
    Web Desk On Feb 11, 2019 Last updated Feb 11, 2019
    Congo virus, 2019, Karachi

    KARACHI: First case of the year of Congo virus was reported in Karachi on Monday, ARY News reported.

    Jinnah Post Graduate Medical Center (JPMC) Executive Director Dr Seemi Jamali confirmed that a 35-year-old woman was suffering from Congo Crimean Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF).

    “Laboratory tests have confirmed that she has Congo fever,” she said.

    Last year 41 people were diagnosed with the disease and the most of them belonged to Quetta, Balochistan, she said.

    Seemi Jamali said at least 16 people died from Congo last year in Karachi...

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    First death from Congo virus reported in Karachi
    Web Desk
    February 12, 2019

    KARACHI: A woman lost her life to Congo virus at the city’s Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre on Tuesday becoming the first reported death of the year in Pakistan owing to the disease.

    Reports revealed that a 35-year-old woman, resident of Karachi’s Orangi Town had been brought to the Jinnah Hospital in a critical condition.

    It was confirmed by the hospital’s Executive Director Dr Seemin Jamali that the patient had been infected with the Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) which later took her life...


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      Second Congo Virus Victim Dies In Karachi In One Week
      Fakhir Rizvi 1 hour ago Sun 17th February 2019 | 05:24 PM

      ISLAMABAD (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News / NNI - 17th February, 2019) Another Congo virus-related death was reported in Karachi on Sunday, making this the second death reported in one week.A 75-year-old man, who was from Landhi, was brought to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre Saturday night and passed away during treatment...


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        Deadly Congo fever takes life of youngster
        Shoaib Ur RehmanApril 1, 2019
        KARACHI: Deadly Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) has claimed the life of a youngster at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) on Monday after which the death toll due to the Congo mounted to three this year.

        Executive Director, JPMC, Dr. Seemi Jamali, while talking to PPI, confirmed the death of 19-years-old Raheem from Congo fever who was brought in the health facility two day ago in with high grade-fever, and bleeding from nose and mouth.

        The deceased hailing from Sehwan Shareef died during treatment last night. She said lab reports confirmed that patient was suffering from Congo fever.
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