QUETTA: Two more Congo virus cases were reported as two patients were found affected with Crimean–Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) today.

 

According to details, two patients, one hailing from district Loralai and the other from Quetta, were shifted to Fatima Jinnah General and Chest Hospital where the virus was detected after which they were shifted to an isolation ward.

Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever or Congo virus has claimed 19 lives across the country including five in Karachi, 12 in Quetta and two in Bahawalpur this year.

It is should be noted that Congo virus is a viral disease that commonly spreads by ticks found on hairy animals. As the Eid-ul-Azha draws nearer, health experts are advising citizens to take special preventive measures to avoid contracting the virus.

Healthcare workers caring for patients with suspected or confirmed Congo virus or handling specimens from them should implement standard infection control precautions, they advised.