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PRO/AH/EDR> Crimean-Congo hem. fever - Pakistan (12): (Sindh)

CRIMEAN-CONGO HEMORRHAGIC FEVER - PAKISTAN (12): (SINDH)
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Date: Thu 30 Aug 2018
Source: The News [edited]
<https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/360811-jpmc-admits-elderly-congo-fever-patient-from-quetta>


Officials at the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) [in
Karachi, Sindh] said on [Tue 28 Aug 2018] that they have admitted
another Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever patient into the health
facility, adding that the elderly man from Balochistan is in critical
condition.

"The 65-year-old, from Quetta was brought to a private hospital in
critical condition from where he was shifted to the JPMC for
treatment," Dr Seemin Jamali, the hospital's executive director, told
The News. "We sent his blood samples for analysis, and the lab test
confirmed that he has contracted the tick-borne viral infection."

So far this year Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever has claimed 7 lives
in the city, 3 of whom breathed their last at the Jinnah Hospital
while the others at private health facilities.

Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever is a tick-borne, potentially lethal,
viral disease with a mortality rate of 30 per cent to 40 per cent and
usually affecting people who come into contact with livestock and
other animals.

Dr Seemin said they had moved the patient to the isolation ward where
he was treated with symptomatic and anti-viral drugs, but the
patient's condition was critical due to haemorrhage and low count of
platelets.

Most Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever patients are brought to Karachi
from various areas of Balochistan with a history of dealing with
cattle, said health officials, adding that due to lack of proper
health facilities, majority of these patients are brought to the city
for treatment.

Despite the emergence of dozens of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever
cases annually in Pakistan, only 2 health facilities, namely the
National Institute of Health in Islamabad and the Aga Khan University
Hospital in Karachi, have the facility to diagnose this illness.

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[Another case of CCHF was reported from the same health facility on 19
Aug 2018 in a young patient (see archive no.
http://promedmail.org/post/20180822.5979055). To date, JPMC has
reported 9 cases of CCHF (including the case above) most of whom
recovered with supportive treatment and were discharged. No cases were
reported among the healthcare staff attending the cases in the
isolation ward. - Mod.UBA

HealthMap/ProMED-mail map of Pakistan:
<http://healthmap.org/promed/p/947>]

[See Also:
Crimean-Congo hem. fever - Pakistan (11): (Sindh)
http://promedmail.org/post/20180822.5979055
Crimean-Congo
hem. fever - Pakistan (10): (PB)
http://promedmail.org/post/20180821.5975931
Crimean-Congo
hem. fever - Pakistan (09): (ICT) case, advice
http://promedmail.org/post/20180809.5956849
Crimean-Congo
hem. fever - Pakistan (08): (SD)
http://promedmail.org/post/20180612.5852925
Crimean-Congo
hem. fever - Pakistan (07): (BA)
http://promedmail.org/post/20180609.5847730
Crimean-Congo
hem. fever - Pakistan (06): (BA)
http://promedmail.org/post/20180526.5820141
Crimean-Congo
hem. fever - Pakistan (05): (PB) update
http://promedmail.org/post/20180508.5789417
Crimean-Congo
hem. fever - Pakistan (04): (SD)
http://promedmail.org/post/20180506.5786591
Crimean-Congo
hem. fever - Pakistan (03): (PB), update
http://promedmail.org/post/20180427.5771054
Crimean-Congo
hem. fever - Pakistan (02): (PB)
http://promedmail.org/post/20180424.5766580
Crimean-Congo
hem. fever - Pakistan: (PB)
http://promedmail.org/post/20180407.5732040
2017
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Crimean-Congo hem. fever - Pakistan (19): (NW)
http://promedmail.org/post/20171102.5419698
Crimean-Congo
hem. fever - Pakistan (18): (SD)
http://promedmail.org/post/20171022.5395569
Crimean-Congo
hem. fever - Pakistan (17): (BA)
http://promedmail.org/post/20171009.5367524
Crimean-Congo
hem. fever - Pakistan (16): (BA) RFI
http://promedmail.org/post/20171008.5365206
Crimean-Congo
hem. fever - Pakistan (15): (SD)
http://promedmail.org/post/20170924.5337360
Crimean-Congo
hem. fever - Pakistan (14): (SD)
http://promedmail.org/post/20170923.5335688
Crimean-Congo
hem. fever - Pakistan (13): (BA)
http://promedmail.org/post/20170916.5318214
Crimean-Congo
hem. fever - Pakistan (12): susp
http://promedmail.org/post/20170904.5293026
Crimean-Congo
hem. fever - Pakistan (11): (BA)
http://promedmail.org/post/20170830.5278789
Crimean-Congo
hem. fever - Pakistan (10): (PB) advice issued
http://promedmail.org/post/20170821.5261727
Crimean-Congo
hem. fever - Pakistan (09): (PB)
http://promedmail.org/post/20170806.5229643
Crimean-Congo
hem. fever - Pakistan (08): (PB)
http://promedmail.org/post/20170724.5200783
Crimean-Congo
hem. fever - Pakistan (07): Balochistan
http://promedmail.org/post/20170706.5154318
Crimean-Congo
hem. fever - Pakistan (06): Islamabad ex Khyber
Pakhtunkhwa http://promedmail.org/post/20170611.5094216
Undiagnosed illness - Pakistan (02): (NW) Crimean-Congo hem. fever
CCHF conf. http://promedmail.org/post/20170606.5087887
Crimean-Congo
hem. fever - Pakistan (05): (BA)
http://promedmail.org/post/20170508.5019548
Crimean-Congo
hem. fever - Pakistan (04): (BA)
http://promedmail.org/post/20170424.4989435
Crimean-Congo
hem. fever - Pakistan (03): (PB)
http://promedmail.org/post/20170420.4981151
Crimean-Congo
hem. fever - Pakistan (02): (PB)
http://promedmail.org/post/20170317.4906841
Crimean-Congo
hem. fever - Pakistan: (IS) susp, not
http://promedmail.org/post/20170316.4904498
2016
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Crimean-Congo hem. fever - Pakistan (25): (SD) new case
http://promedmail.org/post/20161101.4598918
Crimean-Congo
hem. fever - Pakistan (24): (SD) new case, fatal
http://promedmail.org/post/20161017.4564439
Crimean-Congo
hem. fever - Pakistan (23): (SD) new case, fatal
http://promedmail.org/post/20161005.4536108
Crimean-Congo
hem. fever - Pakistan (22): (NW, PB) new cases
http://promedmail.org/post/20160927.4516191
Crimean-Congo
hem. fever - Pakistan (21): (PB) new case
http://promedmail.org/post/20160922.4508287
Crimean-Congo
hem. fever - Pakistan (20): (PB, BA) fatal
http://promedmail.org/post/20160919.4499623
Crimean-Congo
hem. fever - Pakistan (15): (BA)
http://promedmail.org/post/20160905.4465412
Crimean-Congo
hem. fever - Pakistan (10): cases, emergency measures
http://promedmail.org/post/20160825.4436463
Crimean-Congo
hem. fever - Pakistan (05): (PB)
http://promedmail.org/post/20160801.4383881
Crimean-Congo
hem. fever - Pakistan: (PB)
http://promedmail.org/post/20160319.4106315
2015
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Crimean-Congo hem. fever - Pakistan (20): (PB)
http://promedmail.org/post/20151208.3849322
Crimean-Congo
hem. fever - Pakistan (10): (BA)
http://promedmail.org/post/20150918.3653698
Crimean-Congo
hem. fever - Pakistan (05): ex Afghanistan, Iran
http://promedmail.org/post/20150625.3465423
Crimean-Congo
hem. fever - Pakistan: (SD)
http://promedmail.org/post/20150115.3095371
and other items in the archives]
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