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April 7, 2018

Woman dies of Congo fever in capital

Islamabad

April 7, 2018

Islamabad: A woman suffering from Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) died of the disease at Shifa International Hospital (SIH) here Friday. This is the first confirmed case of CCHF in Pakistan this year.

Hailing from Mianwali, the middle-aged lady remained under treatment at SIH for three days. Her blood samples were sent to the National Institute of Health, which confirmed the suspected diagnosis. Animal handling was common in the family of the deceased, whose body was sent to her hometown for burial the same day. The government of Punjab is said to have taken stock of the situation and has instituted emergency interventions for the relevant area.

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