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Four confirmed cases of Congo fever, 3 deaths

DNAHM129875 | 8/29/2019 | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :335 | Health



Two new cases of the deadly Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) were confirmed late night on Tuesday taking the total number of such cases to four in the state. Notably, out of the four, three women who were found CCHF positive have already succumbed to the disease, whereas the fourth, a 95-year-old woman, is currently undergoing treatment at Civil Hospital here.
Apart from the deaths due to CCHF at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (SVP) Hospital in Ahmedabad, and CU Shah Medical College in Surendranagar, one more confirmed death has come to light from Bhavnagar.
The deceased woman, a resident of Kamlej village, had died in Sir T Hospital in Bhavnagar on August 22 and the CCHF confirmation report from National Institute of Virolog
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