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Fourth case of Congo virus reported in Karachi

By September 6, 2018 No Comments

KARACHI: Alone in this year, it is for the fourth time that a case of Congo virus has been reported from the metropolis.

A resident of Safoora Goth, Pervaiz who is 20-year-old was diagnosed with the Congo virus. He was taken to Karachi’s Jinnah Hospital after symptoms of Congo Crimean Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) started appearing.

Last month, a 23-year-old boy was diagnosed with the disease.

The disease is caused when a tick attaches itself to the skin of cattle and when that infected tick or animal come in contact with people, the highly contagious virus is transmitted into the human body and the person falls ill.

This disease has 40-50 per cent mortality rate.

The initial symptoms of CCHF include headache, high fever, rashes, back pain, joint pain, stomach pain, and vomiting.

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