Woman dies of congo fever in Lahore

LAHORE: A woman has died of congo fever in Lahore. She was admitted to the hospital couple of days ago.

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The deceased woman was resident of Kasur.

Her blood samples have been sent to National Institute of Health in Islamabad for examination.

Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) is spread by the bite of ticks. They are fed on an infected animal or from exposure to blood or tissues during or immediately after slaughter of an infected animal.

The symptoms of the disease include sudden high fever with muscle aches, backache and headache. Symptoms usually felt in a patient in one to three days after exposure to ticks but in rare cases after nine days.

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