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Suspected Haemorrhagic Fever Case In Pakistan Quake Zone

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posted on Oct, 28 2005 @ 12:35 AM
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Haemorrhagic fever is caused by a tick-borne virus stemming from livestock which is transmitted into open cuts and sores. It causes massive bleeding through the nose, mouth and ears and can lead to organ failure.




Suspected Haemorrhagic Fever Case In Pakistan Quake Zone

A patient with a suspected case of highly contagious haemorrhagic fever has been airlifted from a Pakistani town devastated by the October 8 earthquake, health officials said Wednesday.
Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said it had not confirmed that the patient from the ruined town of Bagh was definitely suffering from the disease, which can cause death by massive internal bleeding.

"It is not a confirmed case but a highly suspected case," Krist Teirlink, the Paris-based charity's coordinator for emergency operations in Pakistani Kashmir, told AFP.

"The patient has been evacuated by the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organisation (WHO)," he added.

The WHO confirmed that it had flown out a suspected case of Crimean Congo Haemorrhagic Fever from the area by helicopter, adding that the man was due to arrive shortly in the capital Islamabad.

"There is a suspected case but it's not a reason for alarm or panic," WHO official Rachel Lavy told AFP. "We have evacuated the individual from the area and will take tests."

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Earthquake...snow...and now this???? Geez.... What's next for these poor folks?




posted on Oct, 28 2005 @ 07:32 AM
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Yeah that is very bad. But they are right that it's not a reason to worrie to much, these viruses have a tendency to only affect a limitid amount of persons, since it's so deadly it doesn't tend to spread. So hopefully not to much people in Pakistan will suffer from this.
Vampguard



posted on Oct, 28 2005 @ 12:42 PM
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Originally posted by vampguard
Yeah that is very bad. But they are right that it's not a reason to worrie to much, these viruses have a tendency to only affect a limitid amount of persons,


True, however, with survivors crowded into camps with iffy conditions, you have a nice breeding ground for nasties like this. One of the saving graces of Ebola et al. is that they kill so quickly that outbreaks have tendancy to burn themselves out fairly quickly. But as we say in the marlburg outbreak earlier in the year, in an urban area, it can smoulder and kill quite a few.



 
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