ID#: 19900
Captured on August 13, 2013, during a Pakistani Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) investigation, when this Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) case was admitted to the isolation center at T.B Sanatorium Hospital in Quetta, Pakistan. The patient, a 20-year-old day laborer, and a resident of Killi Lundaii, in the town of Kuchlak, in Quetta District. On August 7th he developed a high grade fever with rigors and chills, followed by nausea, vomiting, and heavy bleeding from the mouth. 5-days later he was taken to the Civil Hospital of Quetta, and was then isolated. His blood was tested using CCHF-PCR (polymerase chain reaction). Hospital records were analyzed, along with interviews with hospital staff. Contact tracing was undertaken among the family, friends, and staff of the Medical ICU, where he was treated. The patient was found to have no travel history, or contact with animals. He had eaten beef he had cooked the night before he fell ill.
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