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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."
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,