Congo fever is a tick-borne viral disease which is mainly transferred to humans from pets.

KARACHI (Dunya News) – A 25-year-old youngster Safdar, resident of Sarjani Town Karachi, was brought to Jinnah Hospital on suspicion of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic fever, commonly referred to as Congo fever, on Wednesday, Dunya News reported.

According to Executive Director of Jinnah Hospital Dr Simi Jamali, the blood samples of the affected person were sent to laboratory for test and found positive for the disease.

This is the second case of Congo virus this year in Karachi. Sources said that the affected person is associated with dairy farming.

Congo fever is a tick-borne viral disease which is mainly transferred to humans from pets. The symptoms of the viral disease may include fever, muscle pains, headache, vomiting, diarrhea, and bleeding into the skin. Complications may also include liver failure.