Congo virus scare grips Twin cities!

A woman died of suspected Crimean Congo Haemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) in the Rawalpindi General Hospital (RGH) on Sunday while another suspected case was admitted to the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims) the same day.

Rukhsana Iqbal, 35, was brought to the RGH on Saturday at 6pm after she developed high fever and a serious bleeding disorder a few days after she gave birth to her eighth child in a private clinic.

It was a mishandled delivery case, Dr Habib Ahmed Khan, medical superintendent of the RGH, told Dawn when contacted.

When her relatives brought her to the RGH the patient had been bleeding seriously. She was given blood and a senior lady doctor handled her but she died on Sunday afternoon, he said.

However suspicion that she was the victim of the deadly CCHF arose because her husband, Mohammad Iqbal of Karimpura Mohalla, works at a cattle skin washing factory.

Though he insisted that symptoms of CCHF were not detected in Rukhsana

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