An outbreak of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever in Uganda

The index case, confirmed by the Uganda Virus Research Institute, is a male farmer from Baroma village in Atece Parish in Omot sub-county. He fell ill on 8 August 2013,   presenting   with high fever, general body weakness, muscle pain and bleeding from some body parts. On 10 August, he was admitted to Kalongo Hospital in Agago district where he is currently receiving treatment. In addition, three people in the affected area have reportedly died with similar symptoms.  These deaths are currently being investigated.
Haber: Dr.Hakan Erdem