KARACHI: A suspected Ebola patient held at the Karachi airport today.
According to details, the Health officials at Karachi’s Jinnah International airport have held a suspected Ebola patient today December 1. The suspected Ebola patient id a 47-year-old passenger who arrived in Karachi from Liberia via Doha and apparently is in poor health.
The authorities sent him to Jinnah Hospital after a brief medical assessment. Meanwhile his blood samples were sent to Islamabad for testing. Prior to this another suspected Ebola patient was later diagnosed as suffering from hepatitis C, coupled with an episode of dengue hemorrhagic fever. The global crisis- Ebola virus has so far infected over 15,000 people in West Africa since it was first reported in Guinea in March, according to the WHO. Ebola virus disease, in earlier times was known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever, is a relentless and more often a fatal illness in humans. It is transmitted to people from wild animals and spreads in the human population through direct contact with bodily fluids of an infected patient.