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ISLAMABAD: A man has tested positive for the Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) at Pims.

Pims Media Coordinator Dr Waseem Khawaja told Dawn that Mohammad Bashir arrived at the hospital a few days ago with complaint of fever and oral bleeding.

He had the symptoms of Congo virus so blood samples were sent to the National Institute of Health (NIH) which tested positive for the disease.

Dr Khawaja said the patient belonged to Murree and had cattle in his house.

“It is suggested that the health department immediately send a team to the area as the village is at the risk of being infected,” he added.

CCHF is a tick-borne viral disease with symptoms such as high fever, muscle pain, dizziness, abnormal sensitivity to light, abdominal pain and vomiting.

Published in Dawn, August 8th, 2018