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Crimean Congo Haemorrhagic Fever in Uganda

06 Sep 2017

The Ugandan Ministry of Health reports an outbreak of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) in the centre of the country. The outbreak is centred on Nakaseke and Kiboga Districts where there have been 8 cases (including 2 deaths) up to 28 August 2017.

Advice for Travellers

CCHF is found in over 30 countries in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe/the Balkans and the Middle East. It is a low risk for the average traveller; it is spread by infected ticks from a reservoir usually in animals such as cattle, sheep and goats. CCHF can also be transmitted by contact with the blood of an infected animal. Avoidance of tick bites is essential in risk areas.

For further information see Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever.