FATHER LOOKS OUT FROM AN ISOLATION WARD AS HIS SON LIES ILL IN QUETTA.
A father looks out of an isloation ward window as his 10 year-old son
Mohd Ismael (background R) who is suffering from Crimea-Congo
Haemorragic fever, lies ill in bed in the Fatima Jinnah Chest hospital
in Baluchistan's capital of Quetta October 5, 2001. The Crimea-congo
Haemorragic fever is carried by livestock ticks, and humans are
vulnerable when they live in proximity with herds of sheep or goats.
The virus is spread through urine, stools, blood or spit. The symptoms
are nose-bleeds, bleeding from the rectum, even through the skin. Since
June, 64 cases have been reported, 7 died from which 20 Afghans and 16
from Quetta. REUTERS/Jerry Lampen