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.
Uganda's ministry of health has confirmed a case of Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever in the western district of Kabarole.
September saw 90 reported cases of Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever with the disease so far killing nearly one-in-eight of those infected.
A case of Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) has been reported in Karachi, Pakistan as a patient at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre has been diagnosed with the disease.
At least 34 people diagnosed with the virus have died in the past five months and another 250 people have received medical treatment, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) reported.