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  • Pakistan: 2021 Crimean-Congo fever

    Source: https://dunyanews.tv/en/Pakistan/595...rus-in-Karachi

    One more patient diagnosed with Congo virus in Karachi
    Published On 01 April,2021 05:14 am

    KARACHI (Dunya News) ? A 25-year-old youngster Safdar, resident of Sarjani Town Karachi, was brought to Jinnah Hospital on suspicion of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic fever, commonly referred to as Congo fever, on Wednesday, Dunya News reported.

    According to Executive Director of Jinnah Hospital Dr Simi Jamali, the blood samples of the affected person were sent to laboratory for test and found positive for the disease.

    This is the second case of Congo virus this year in Karachi...

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      Source: https://www.samaa.tv/living/health/2...etta-hospital/

      Two suspected Congo virus patients admitted to Quetta hospital
      They have been moved to an isolation ward
      SAMAA | Noor Ul Arifeen - Posted: May 24, 2021 | Last Updated: 9 hours ago

      Two suspected Congo fever patients were admitted to a Quetta hospital Sunday night.

      Noorullah Moosakhail, the medical superintendent of Fatima Jinnah Chest and General Hospital, said that two patients came to the hospital with symptoms similar to Congo fever. Their samples have been taken and sent to the laboratory.

      The patients have been moved to the hospital?s isolation ward and their symptoms are being monitored...

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        Source: https://www.dawn.com/news/1633904


        2 Congo virus cases reported in Balochistan
        Ghalib NihadPublished July 8, 2021 - Updated about 10 hours ago

        With Eidul Azha less than two weeks away, officials in Balochistan reported two Congo virus cases on Thursday.

        The cases were confirmed by Dr Sadiq Baloch, additional medical superintendent at Quetta's Fatima Jinnah Chest and General Hospital. He said the two patients had been placed in an isolation ward.

        "Their condition is stable," he said. According to the official, one of the patients was an 11-year-old boy from Chaman while the other was a 40-year-old man from Loralai.

        He said both patients came to the hospital complaining of fever and bleeding from the mouth. Baloch added that during the last one-and-a-half month, seven Congo virus patients were brought to the facility.

        Crimean Congo haemorrhagic fever, or Congo virus, is a viral infection transmitted by ticks to both animals and humans. The virus is transmitted by ticks living on the skin of goats, cows, buffalos and camels, feeding on their blood. The disease is rare in infected animals, who mostly act as carriers of the disease which they transmit...

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          Source: https://dunyanews.tv/en/Pakistan/613...irus-in-Quetta

          One more patient diagnosed with Congo virus in Quetta
          Published On 02 August,2021 05:39 am

          QUETTA (Dunya News) - A resident of Gawalmandi Chowk area of Quetta was brought to Fatima Jinnah Chest and General Hospital on suspicion of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic fever, commonly referred to as Congo fever, on Sunday, Dunya News reported.

          The blood samples of the affected person was sent to laboratory for test and found positive for the disease. It is pertinent to mention here that six persons were brought to hospital on suspicion of Congo virus out of which four were found positive for the disease...

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            Source: https://www.samaa.tv/news/2021/08/fi...etta-hospital/

            Five Congo virus patients admitted to Quetta hospital
            They have been moved to the isolation ward
            SAMAA | Noor Ul Arifeen - Posted: Aug 3, 2021 | Last Updated: 8 hours ago

            Five Congo fever patients were admitted to a Quetta hospital Monday night.

            Noorullah Moosakhail, the medical superintendent of Fatima Jinnah Chest and General Hospital, said that five patients came to the hospital with symptoms of Congo fever.

            Their samples proved they have contracted the virus, Moosakhail said, adding that they have been moved to the isolation ward where their symptoms are being monitored.

            The patients hail from Quetta, Pishin, and Marzai...

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                Source: https://www.samaa.tv/living/health/2...m-congo-fever/

                Karachi reports two deaths from Congo fever
                Symptoms include fever, vomit with blood
                SAMAA | TV - Posted: Oct 8, 2021 | Last Updated: 2 hours ago
                Karachi reports two deaths from Congo fever

                Alarm bells started ringing for Karachi after the city reported two deaths from the Congo virus in a week.

                According to the Sindh Health Department, the patients were from District Central’s FC Area and Defence. Doctors said the victims showed symptoms of a week-long fever and vomit with blood.

                Feroz, one of the victims of the Congo fever, lived a few minutes away from a cattle market. The Sindh Health Department has accused the livestock department of a rise in the number of Congo virus cases.

                Last year, four people in Karachi succumbed their lives to the virus...

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