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Mysterious Viral Fever Grips Karachi

Patients are reported to arrive at hospitals with similar symptoms to the common mosquito-borne dengue fever, but are testing negative

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A mystery viral fever has gripped Karachi!

As being reported, the mysterious viral fever bears symptoms exactly like dengue fever including headache and high fever.

And it also reduces platelets and white blood cells of the patients.

However, when the viral fever was tested for dengue, the result comes out to be negative.

Similarly, the results of the PCR test for malaria also reported negative.

Patients arrive at hospitals with similar symptoms to the common mosquito-borne dengue fever but are testing negative. 

Dr. Ghulam Sarwar, of Karachi’s Saylani Blood Bank, said: “We have observed a number of cases during the last couple of weeks in which patients showed dengue-like symptoms, but when tested for the mosquito-borne disease they turned negative.

“In such cases, the platelets are quickly dropping down whereas high-grade fever is noted and the recovery is very slow. Clinically, these cases are dengue but hematological findings suggest these are not dengue.”

None of the new patients have died, doctors said.

Medical experts have advised citizens to take precautionary measures against mosquitoes.

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Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.