Health Authorities in Jinja District of Uganda have said that the number of suspected cases of the Congo Crimean Hemorrhagic fever has increased in the area. The number of the suspected cases, as of April 16, rose from 11 to 13.
Uganda's ministry of health on Monday, April 15, confirmed the outbreak of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever in the central district of Wakiso.
Congo Hemorrhagic Fever claimed the life of a youngster at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre on Monday, April 1, binging the Congo fever death toll to three this year.
A Kimberley man is being treated for Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever in the isolation unit at the Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe Hospital. This is the second case of Congo fever in South Africa this year.
Congo Crimean Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) claimed the first life of the year in Karachi when a 35-year old woman from Orangi Town died due to complications of thel disease at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) on Tuesday, February 12.
Researchers amalgamated the expertise of two European Union expert networks: EMERGE (Efficient response to highly dangerous and emerging pathogens at EU level) and EVD-LabNet (Emerging Viral Diseases Laboratory Network), in order to select and analyze the relevant and some of controversial aspects of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) disease diagnostics with implications for laboratory management of human CCHF cases and any exposed contacts.
An outbreak of Crimean Congo hemorrhage fever has been confirmed in Uganda’s Masindi district.
The high mortality suggests that there is substantial under-diagnosis of milder cases. Preventive measures have been introduced to reduce risks of transmission to animal handlers and butchers and to maintain safety in healthcare settings.
Congo fever has been reported in the state for the second time in Thrissur, India causing concern.
One person has tested positive for Crimean Congo fever in Rukungiri district, while another person in Burombe parish Ruhinda was also admitted at the same hospital on November 10th showing similar signs and died few hours later.