The Ministry of Public Health has recorded 75 positive cases of Congo fever across Afghanistan since March, showing a surge in the cases compared to the same period last year.
A teenager tested positive for Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever in Karachi, and has been admitted to an isolation ward at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC).
On August 20, 2017, physicians in two noncontiguous districts in central Uganda (Kyankwanzi and Nakaseke) reported two unrelated cases of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever.
Researchers assert that there is insufficient reliable evidence to show whether ribavirin is effective in treating Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever, and that a randomized clinical trial could help answer the question.
Ten cases of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever have been reported since the beginning of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21).
According to media reports, six patients affected by Crimean Congo hemmorhagic fever were brought to Nishter Hospital, one has died, and two are under treatment.
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On May 3, a 36-year-old resident of Lyari died at Liaquat National Hospital due to complications of the lethal tick-borne disease.
Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever has caused the death of one man in Iran, while another four people have been infected with the disease.
The Mauritania Ministry of Health has reported a confirmed case of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever in Ould Yengé commune.