Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic fever, ordinarily introduced as Congo virus has taken two lives in Multan, Punjab. The sufferers include 50- year old Abdul Qayyum from Dera Ghazi Khan and 40-year-old Zara Sanaullah, from Waziristan.
The two patients sustaining Congo virus were kept in a remote ward of Nishtar hospital and their blood samples were sent to Islamabad’s health laboratory for test, their reports distinguished the Congo Virus as the reason for death.
The health department of Punjab has started work to protect the residents from Congo virus which has taken life of dozens in Pakistan.
Congo fever is a tick-borne viral deadly decease, which is primarily transferred to people from pets. Main symptoms for this decease includes fever, influenza, bloody urine, vomiting and bleeding from nose.
The Congo virus if it stays unnoticed, could turn out to be deadly. In Pakistan, general 11 cases of this infection have been reported just in 2017, out of which only four patients got recovered. Five individuals were discharged further with no findings.
This Virus is known as the Nairovirus because it’s spread from ticks or through contact with the blood or different liquids from infected animals and people.
In Pakistan, this virus was first reported from Baluchistan and KPK regions in 1976; around then it was not a much dominant decease but now 2000, its casualties expanded.
Government should take necessary action to stop this virus, else it will take many other precious lives. This virus was although identified in 1976, but still we can’t see any action. If same thing will happen, there will be no way to control this virus.