Pakistan

JPMC administration gets ward cleaned after death of congo virus patient

Jinnah-Congo

KARACHI: A man has died from Congo virus yesterday in Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center (JPMC) which led the hospital administration to clean the ward for the first time on Saturday, ARY News reported.

A 22-year-old man, Allah Ditta had arrived from Bahawalpur to Karachi for selling cattle. Three days back he was shifted to JPMC from Sohrab Goth cattle market after his health condition suddenly became worse.

The hospital administration had confirmed congo virus in the affected person and advised the citizens to take precautionary measures in cattle markets. The death has raised the number of total death to five in Pakistan the following year.

Experts have advised masses to wear masks and gloves before entering into cattle markets and avoid getting closer to sick animals.

This should be noted that most of the deaths from congo virus in Pakistan have been recorded in Balochistan.

It is pertinent here to mention that the virus transfers from ticks into animals and the virus then transfers from ill animals into human beings.

Medically known as Crimean–Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is a widespread tick-borne viral disease that is endemic in Africa, the Balkans, the Middle East and Asia. It is a zoonotic disease carried by several domestic and wild animals.

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