Congo and Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever In Karachi.

Congo and Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever claimed 4 lives while 40 cases have been reported and adequately treated at Aga Khan University Hospital during last three months.

This Statement was given by Sindh Health Secretary, Prof. Naushad Shaikh while talking to journalists following a press conference he also said that 15 cases of the hemorrhagic fever were diagnosed to be Dengue Fever, Five as Congo Crimean Fever while type and category of the remaining could not be ascertained though these too presented with high fever and profuse bleeding.

” Samples of these undiagnosed cases were also sent at labs abroad but these too could not conform the type,” he said.

People from Lyari, Machar Colony, Baldia Town mainly reported with the condition but among them 70% were those who had moved in from Balochistan or had visited the province in the recent past.

He said the good omen was that they were immediately referred and hence managed to be provided timely medical intervention leading to their full recovery

News Source: http://www.thenews.com.pk/updates.asp

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1 Comment so far

  1. Mariam (unregistered) on August 11th, 2006 @ 9:48 am

    Jamash,

    Thanks for bringing this to notice.

    Govt. should check Baloachistan rural areas for more cases as medical help is not readily available to them.



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