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WHO team arrives in Karachi to fight Chikungunya

KARACHI – World Health Organisation (WHO) team consists of nine members arrived in Karachi on Tuesday, to investigate the speedily spreading Chikungunya disease in the metropolis.

This team has investigated blood samples of 250 people and till now failed to find traces of the virus in the city so far.

The official said that the WHO’s team will stay on Karachi for three days, and will visit government hospitals and affected areas of the city.

After a comprehensive study, this delegation helps the authorities to resolve the issue and helps in stopping its spread further more.

The delegation consists of an environment expert and local health officer briefed about the affected areas.

The request of making a laboratory to investigate the disease in future will be made to authorities, for now, there is none in the entire province and due to this reason, the blood sample of patients have to send to Islamabad.

Till date 250 patients have been tested from December 16, 2016, although these results were positive but patient are coming to hospitals on daily basis.

It is a viral disease and transmits through mosquito bite it can cause fever and joint pain. Other symptoms were a headache, nausea, fatigue and rash.

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