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Dec 13, 2014

05:01:20 GMT--Biological Hazard - Asia - Pakistan

EDIS Number: BH-20141213-46312-PAK

Date / time: 13/12/2014 05:00:22 [UTC]

Event: Biological Hazard

Area: Asia

Country: Pakistan

State/County: State of Sindh

Location: Karachi [Jinnah Post Graduate Medical Centre]

Number of Deads: N/A

Number of Injured: N/A

Number of Infected: 19 person(s)

Number of Missing: N/A

Number of Affected: N/A

Number of Evacuated: N/A

Damage level: N/A


Two more people with Congo Crimean Haemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) were admitted to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center for treatment while condition of one patient was reported critical. Joint Executive Director and In-charge Emergency Department Dr Seemin Jamali confirmed that the two more patients with Congo fever had been admitted to a hospital for treatment and condition of one patient was critical. She said 65-years-old Feroz Aebho, resident of Korangi, was shifted to the hospital from Indus Hospital with high-fever and bleeding. She said the condition of patient was critical. Similarly, she said, nother patient Aslam, 42, resident of Bilal Colony, was brought to the emergency department of the hospital and the patient was shifted to isolation ward due to symptoms of Congo fever. She said the lab report also confirmed that Aslam was suffering from Congo fever and he was under treatment. According to the health officials, six people have expired due to Congo fever in 2014 while 19 patients reported from different areas of the city so far.

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