Deadly Congo fever takes life of youngster

Deadly Congo fever takes life of youngster
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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.

A total three people including two women have died from the deadly Congo fever so far at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre this year.

Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) is a tick-borne viral disease that is mainly contracted by the people who deal with cattle and livestock. The symptoms of Congo virus include backache, joints pain, pain in the abdomen, high fever and bleeding from any part of the body.

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