Karachi registers year's first death from Congo virus
The resident Karachi’s Orangi Town had been shifted to the Jinnah Hospital in a critical condition.
It was confirmed by the hospital’s Executive Director Dr Seemin Jamali that the 35-year-old had been infected with the Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) which later took her life.
The disease is transmitted through a tick that attaches itself to the skin of cattle that transports the virus to people who come in contact with it.
World Health Organization says the disease has a fatality rate ranging from 10 percent to 40 percent with its symptoms including fever, muscle aches, faintness, neck and backaches, sore eyes, sensitivity to light, nausea, diarrhoea and sore throat.
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