Infectious Diseases 2007

Infectious Diseases 2007

Pakistan: Avian Influenza claims 2 lives in Mansehra

13 December, 2007

For the first time in the history of Pakistan, Avian Influenza has been confirmed among human beings after two brothers died at a local hospital in Peshawar. The blood samples of both brothers were sent for formal testing in Laboratory, it was found that both brothers died due to Avian Influenza virus (H5N1).

The two brothers, residents of Mansehra district, were admitted in the hospital in northern Peshawar city, capital of North-West Frontier Province (NWFP), last week with fever and flu-like symptoms. They died in an isolation ward of the Khyber Teaching Hospital on Monday (10/12).