Another congo virus case surfaced in Quetta

By: News Desk      Published: 03:47 PM, 18 Aug, 2020
Another congo virus case surfaced in Quetta

A patient was diagnosed with congo virus in Quetta on Tuesday.

According to details, a patient, whose name remained anonymous, was brought to Fatima Jinnah Hospital over symptoms of the congo fever. The administration of the hospital confirmed congo virus in the patient after blood test reports, sources said.

The sources further added that as many as 14 suspected people were brought to the hospital, from which five were discharged, while six were confirmed with the congo virus after tests.

The disease is caused when a tick attaches itself to the skin of cattle and when that infected tick or animal comes in contact with the humans, the highly contagious virus is transmitted into the human body and the person falls ill.

The initial symptoms of congo fever include headache, high fever, rashes, back pain, joint pain, stomach pain, and vomiting.–INP