Sunday, October 7, 2012

NHS staff and family of Congo fever victim being checked for the rare tropical disease

THE 38-year-old man was diagnosed with the infectious diseaase after arriving into Glasgow Airport on connecting flight from Dubai. 
NHS staff and the family of a man who contracted Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever are being monitored after he died in hospital yesterday.
The 38-year-old, who has not been named, was diagnosed with the rare tropical disease after returning to Glasgow from Kabul, Afghanistan, on Tuesday.
Health chiefs last night said that four of the man’s family and three NHS employees – who came into close contact with him – were being monitored for signs of the disease amid fears they may have contracted the virus.

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