I just did a Google search for "Pakistan" and "hemorrhagic fever," and Google promptly hit me with thousands of links to Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever. (Meanwhile, DesCellBio and Matt Watson have been tweeting me to the same effect; great minds think alike.) I Googled "Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever," which took me to this WHO fact sheet: Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever. The signs and symptoms:
The length of the incubation period depends on the mode of acquisition of the virus. Following infection by a tick bite, the incubation period is usually one to three days, with a maximum of nine days. The incubation period following contact with infected blood or tissues is usually five to six days, with a documented maximum of 13 days.
Onset of symptoms is sudden, with fever, myalgia, (muscle ache), dizziness, neck pain and stiffness, backache, headache, sore eyes and photophobia (sensitivity to light). There may be nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal pain and sore throat early on, followed by sharp mood swings and confusion. After two to four days, the agitation may be replaced by sleepiness, depression and lassitude, and the abdominal pain may localize to the upper right quadrant, with detectable hepatomegaly (liver enlargement).
Other clinical signs include tachycardia (fast heart rate), lymphadenopathy (enlarged lymph nodes), and a petechial rash (a rash caused by bleeding into the skin) on internal mucosal surfaces, such as in the mouth and throat, and on the skin. The petechiae may give way to larger rashes called ecchymoses, and other haemorrhagic phenomena. There is usually evidence of hepatitis, and severely ill patients may experience rapid kidney deterioration, sudden liver failure or pulmonary failure after the fifth day of illness.
The mortality rate from CCHF is approximately 30%, with death occurring in the second week of illness. In patients who recover, improvement generally begins on the ninth or tenth day after the onset of illness.
I've also found a letter, published in EID last June, which mentions that CCHF was first reported in Pakistan in 1976; "multiple sporadic cases and outbreaks have occurred in subsequent years."