Two cases of Congo virus reported

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Staff Reporter

Two suspected patients of Congo virus have been brought to Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) Hospital in Islamabad on Friday.
The couple belongs to Haripur that was brought to PIMS Hospital today where medics confirmed that the man is suffering from Congo virus, whereas, his wife’s blood samples were sent to National Institute of Health (NIH) for its confirmation, sources said. It is pertinent to mention here that at least two cases have emerged so far since Eid-ul-Azha festival in PIMS Hospital. It must be noted that the tick-borne viral disease had infected 37 people this year so far out of them 17 died. On July 25, a Congo virus alert had been issued for the metropolis, stipulating precautionary instructions for all those people who are visiting cattle farms.

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