WINDHOEK, MAY 8- An official from Namibia’s Health Ministry has informed the nation of an outbreak of Crimean Congo Haemorrahgic Fever in the country’s Oshikoto Region. A statement released Tuesday by the ministry said a suspected case of CCHF had been admitted to the Onandjokwe District Hospital on 26 April 2019.
“The patient s a 54-year old female from Ontananga Village who visited the health facility with complaints of tick-bite, headache, body weakness and blood-stained vomitus. She was immediately admitted and blood was drawn and sent to National Institute Communicable Dseases (NICD) Regional Reference Laboraory in South Africa where it tested positive for CCHF on 03 May 2019,” read a statement from executive director from the health Ministry, Ben Nangombe.
He added that persons who were in direct contact with the patient had since been under strict daily monitoring and that “so far, no other suspected cases have been reported.”
The ministry further urged people with signs and symptoms to report to the nearest health facility. – email@example.com