Mysterious viral fever in Karachi becomes a headache for people
Experts and doctors have reported cases of “mysterious viral fever” in the city of Karachi that mimics dengue fever by reducing platelets and white blood cells in patients, but when tested for dengue, the result is negative.
Dr. Saeed Khan, head of Molecular Pathology, Dow University, has told media outlets about a viral infection like the dengue virus being spread in Karachi.
According to Dr. Saeed Khan, patients with such virus are coming to the hospitals who have symptoms of dengue but when they are tested for dengue, their results come out negative.
He further added that white blood cells and platelets are also decreasing in patients.
Experts say that it can be a variant of the deadly dengue virus but nothing is evident at the moment.
According to World Health Organisation (WHO), the symptoms of dengue typically last between two to seven days. These symptoms include rashes, nausea, headache, muscle and joint pain, vomiting, and fever.
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At this moment, there is no particular treatment for the virus. Pain relievers and fever reducers can be taken to relieve the patient by controlling fever and muscles pain.
Cases of dengue are rapidly increasing throughout the country which has already become a headache but now this mysterious viral fever has taken a part in the agony of the citizens.