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Congo fever man has died

8th October 2012

A man suffering from the tropical disease Crimean-Congo Viral Haemorrhagic Fever has died at a London hospital.

The 38-year-old man, who was diagnosed with the disease after he flew in to Glasgow from Dubai, was returning from Afghanistan and was transferred to the Royal Free Hospital on Friday, but died on Saturday morning. Public health consultant, Dr Syed Ahmed, who is investigating the case, said: "The risk of person to person transmission of Crimean Congo Viral Haemorrhagic Fever is very low as it can only be transmitted by direct contact with infected blood and body fluids." 

 

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Article Information

Title: Congo fever man has died
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 22892
Date Added: 8th Oct 2012

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