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Crimean Congo Haemorrhagic Fever in Uganda

03 Jan 2018

On 29 December 2017, the World Health Organisation (WHO) Link reported a case of Crimean Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) in Uganda. The patient is a 9 year old boy in Nakaseke district north of the capital, Kampala.

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.