Six people die from Congo Virus in Balochistan

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    Multiple individuals, including women and children, have tragically lost their lives this year in various districts of Balochistan due to the Congo virus. The provincial health authorities have reported a total of 35 cases of the Congo virus in Balochistan, resulting in six fatalities, according to ARY News.

    This is not the first occurrence of a Congo virus outbreak in Balochistan. In the late 80s and mid-90s, numerous people succumbed to this epidemic.

    In a recent incident, a 28-year-old man from Karachi, who was identified as the first case of the life-threatening Congo virus this year, passed away while receiving treatment at a private hospital.

    The Congo virus is primarily transmitted to humans through ticks found on livestock and cattle. It can cause severe symptoms such as high fever, muscle pain, vomiting, and internal bleeding. Due to its high fatality rate, there is currently no specific treatment or vaccine available for the virus.

    The provincial health department has advised citizens to take necessary precautions to prevent contracting the virus, including wearing protective clothing and using insect repellents when in close proximity to livestock or cattle.