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NIH issues alert about possible Ebola virus outbreak in Pakistan

09:48 PM | 11 Oct, 2022
NIH issues alert about possible Ebola virus outbreak in Pakistan
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ISLAMABAD – The National Health Organization (NIH) has issued an alert about possible outbreak of deadly Ebola virus in Pakistan. 

An advisory issued by NIH on prevention and control of Ebola virus disease said that Uganda has reported 36 cases last month, resulting in 23 deaths. 

The Central Health Establishment will monitor people travelling to Pakistan from the African country, while the suspected Ebola cases will be reported to the NIH.

According to the advisory, suspected Ebola cases coming in Pakistan will be quarantined and their samples will be sent for testing in line with the national guidelines. 

From 2000 to 2019, Uganda has had at least six episodes of the virus outbreak, causing hundreds of death. 

The most recent outbreak of Ebola in humans has been triggered by the SUDV virus, said the advisory. 

Despite fears of Ebola spread at regional and global levels, WHO has opposed travel and trade restrictions on Uganda. 

NIH has directed the authorities concerned to stay vigilant in this regard. 

The Ebola virus, which can transmit from human to human, causes an acute, serious illness which is often fatal if untreated, according to WHO.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 April 2024

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US Dollar and other currencies on April 21, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro stands at 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound hovers at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.20 and Saudi Riyal's new rate was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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