Congo virus claims 3 lives infected 25 in Balochistan

Manan Mandokhail:

QUETTA: The outbreak of Congo fever in Quetta continues to cause concern as three more individuals affected by the disease have been urgently shifted to Karachi for advanced treatment. Among them are two doctors and one staff nurse, bringing the total number of patients transferred to Karachi to 12.

4 Patients Admitted in Quetta

According to a statement from the spokesperson of the Young Doctors Association (YDA) in Quetta, the treatment of four patients infected with Congo fever is currently underway in the city. However, there is growing concern as the platelet counts of these four patients have shown a significant decrease. Dr. Arif, a medical expert in the area, emphasized the importance of addressing this alarming issue promptly.

More Congo Tests Be Conducted

Dr. Arif also revealed that additional PCR tests will be conducted today to identify and monitor potential cases of Congo fever among the local population. The tests aim to facilitate early detection and prevent the further spread of the disease.

Congo fever, also known as Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, is a viral disease that can be transmitted to humans through contact with infected animals or ticks. The timely and efficient management of this disease is essential to prevent its escalation. Health authorities and medical professionals in Quetta are working tirelessly to contain the outbreak and provide the best possible care to affected individuals.

Dr. Shakarullah Baloch Dies of Congo

So far, the virus has claimed one life. Dr. Shakarullah Baloch, a young health professional succumbed to the virus on his from Quetta to Karachi the other day. This has sent alarm bells among the masses in general and health professionals in particular.

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