The alarming rise in Congo fever cases in Quetta has taken a devastating toll, with yet another patient falling victim to the virus in the past 24 hours. Hospital sources have confirmed that a 22-year-old resident of Pishin was admitted to the Fatima Jinnah Institute of Chest Diseases. Subsequent blood tests conclusively identified the presence of the Congo fever virus in the patient.
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Tragically, the patient’s condition deteriorated rapidly, and on Monday, he succumbed to the virus. This unfortunate incident marks the fifteenth death attributed to Congo fever in Quetta this year.