Two more die of Congo in Karachi

KARACHI: Two more persons died of Congo Crimean Hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) in Karachi, official said on Wednesday.

Senior Director Health & Medical Service, Karachi Metropolitan Corporation Dr Salma Kausar told PPI two persons including man and woman died from Congo fever. She said 47-years-old Abdul Majid, a resident of Korangi, died from Congo fever in Civil Hospital Karachi on Wednesday, while a woman, Noreen, who had been under-treatment in the same hospital also expired from the Congo fever.

She said Noreen’s death occurred a few days ago and case was late reported to them. She said six people have already died of Congo fever in 2014 so far.

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