Authorities At Mbarara referal decline to confirm Congo Crimean Fever Outbreak


Officials at Mbarara regional referral hospital have declined to confirm Congo Crimean fever outbreak that is reported to have broken out in western Uganda.

Early this month, reports surfaced that Isingiro and Ibanda have been faced with this outbreak and victims were having signs of heamolagic fever and heavy bleeding.

Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is a widespread disease caused by a tick-borne virus.

When contacted on this issue, Rose Muhindo a physician at Mbarara regional referral hospital noted that as doctors at this regional hospital, they cannot comment on this because they are still waiting for the results from the laboratory and once they are out, they will be able to update the public.

Dr Rose called for calmness in the general public as the hospital authorities are doing whatever it takes to come up with a report.


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