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CCHF in Pakistan: Patient dies in Quetta bringing death toll from tick-borne virus to 8

AAJ Another congo virus patient in Quetta died on Monday, taking the total number of deaths from the virus in the province to eight.

The patient has been identified as 35-year-old Mansoor who was brought to the Fatima Jinnah hospital three days ago.

Meanwhile, two more people infected with the congo virus have been admitted to the same hospital taking the total number of cases in the province this year to 20.

Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is caused by infection with a virus from that is transmitted by ticks. Crimean hemorrhagic fever was the term given to the illness when it was first identified in the Crimea in 1944. The disease’s current name came about as a result of the fact that it was later identified as the illness’s primary cause in the Congo in 1969.

Humans contract the disease by coming into contact with infected ticks or animal blood, infectious blood, or bodily fluids. The hosts of the CCHF virus include a wide range of wild and domestic animals such as cattle, sheep, goats and other livestock.

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