9 killed by Congo virus in Quetta

Quetta: At least nine people have died so far by the Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) in Quetta.
According to details, 84 patients have been brought in Fatima Jinnah General and Chest Hospital in the ongoing year.
At least 22 of them have been confirmed with the disease whereas three are still under treatment.
One of the affected patients Habibullah is said to be in better condition while the blood test samples of two others have been sent to Karachi.
They include Qila Saifullah’s 30-year-old Rehmatullah and Quetta’s 35-year-old Amanullah.
Fatima Jinnah General and Chest Hospital is the only centre in Balochistan to treat Congo virus where a large number of patients arrive not only from the far flung areas of the province but also from neighboring country Afghanistan.
Despite consecutive cases of Congo virus, no laboratory is present in the hospital for its identification.
The hospital administration has warned that eight districts of the province are vulnerable to the disease.
Abbottabad: The Department of Livestock and Dairy Development Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has executed fumigation around the cattle markets in all districts of Hazara division for controlling the possible outbreak of Cango.
Director Livestock Dr. Abdul Waheed Alvi said here Monday that the all the sacrificial animals that have been brought to cattle markets in Battagram, Manshera, Abbottabad and Haripur have been vaccinated against Tikes.
He said all the owners of cattle markets have been directed to take precautionary measures against Cango virus to save the citizens from contracting any potential disease.
He further said that after reports of 17 deaths in Balochistan, Sindh and Punjab due to Cango virus, the department has taken emergency step to fumigate all the cattle market as well as the cattle.
Dr. Waheed said that the fumigation would continue till Eid ul Azha and cattle owners have been advised to cooperate with the department in this regard.

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