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Another Death Reported From Congo Fever In Afghanistan’s Takhar

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Fidel Rahmati
Fidel Rahmati
Fidai Rahmati is the editor and content writer for Khaama Press. You may follow him at Twitter @FidelRahmati

In the previous month, Three cases of Congo fever, also known as Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, were reported by Takhar Provincial Hospital’s medical staff, one of which resulted in patient death.

According to Afghan officials, the other two were sent to the infectious diseases Hospital in Kabul for medical treatment.

According to officials, 91 persons in Afghanistan had been infected with the disease the previous week. Authorities added that seven people have passed away so far this summer.

The authorities added that they are trying to stop the disease’s spread.

“We are fully prepared because this disease is not new, and we have better measures in Takhar provincial hospital than in the past,” said Hayatullah Emami, director of Takhar Provincial Hospital.

In Mazar-e-Sharif city’s Abu Ali Sinai Balkhi Hospital, two people died from Congo fever last month, while Faryab and Jawzjan saw ten confirmed cases.

A viral disease called Congo fever is frequently transmitted from animals to humans via ticks, especially during slaughter.

The disease’s primary symptoms are fever, heartburn, diarrhoea, internal and external bleeding, neck discomfort, and eye pain.

Outbreaks of congo fever pose a hazard to public health services because the virus can cause epidemics, has a high case fatality rate (10–40%), may cause outbreaks in hospitals and other healthcare facilities, and is challenging to treat and prevent.

According to physicians, medical and health workers, and individuals who come into contact with meat and animals are in danger of developing the disease.

With the coming of Eid al-Adha, some province residents raised the alarm about the spread of this disease in Takhar, while health officials in the province claim that the disease is preventable and can be controlled. 


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