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Gujrat and Rajasthan : Congo Fever alert by the centre.

by RajasthanDirect
Jan 23, 2015

The Health Ministry of India has warned of a possible Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) in Gujarat and Rajasthan.

This comes in the wake of medical officials in Jodhpur reporting high-grade fever in five functionaries working in a private hospital.

According to a statement issued by the Ministry, two of these functionaries in Jodhpur developed thrombocytopenia (fall in blood platelet count) and showed haemorrhagic manifestations.

One person died in the hospital on January 18 and the other was airlifted to AIIMS in Delhi, where he died on Wednesday morning.

A three-member team from the National Centre for Disease Control, Delhi, is being sent to Jodhpur for investigation and providing public health support to the State health authorities, officials in the Ministry said.

As per tests conducted at the National Centre for Disease Control,” Ministry officials said “The affected Jodhpur hospital functionaries have no travel history to Ebola-affected countries. The clinical sample of the patient shifted to AIIMS and who subsequently died on Wednesday tested negative for Ebola Virus Disease".

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