Quetta: Another two patients suffering for Congo virus were taken into the isolation ward on Thursday.

Their blood samples are sent to Karachi for PCR test as Quetta does not have the facilities used for the test.

The Fatima Jinnah General and Chest Hospital now has 4 patients of Congo virus and are kept under treatment. Administration says their health is gradually improving.

The total number of deaths because of the  Congo virus increased to 19 this year which includes 12 casualties in Quetta, 5 in Karachi and the remaining 2 deaths in Bahawalpur

Commonly increasing disease among people, Congo virus, usually spreads from the ticks found on hairy animals

With Eid-ul-Azha almost upon us, health experts are advising citizens to take special preventive measures to avoid contracting the virus.

As per them, medicinal services specialists watching over patients with suspected or affirmed Congo infection are ought to execute standard infection control precautions

These include basic hand hygiene, use of personal protective equipment, safe injection practices and safe burial practices, Dr Wasim Khawaja a public health specialist at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) said.

He said that to diminish the risk individuals ought to wear protective Clothes like long sleeves or long trousers and wear light shaded dress to permit simple discovery of ticks on the garments.