Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (Kerala) ex United Arab Emirates

Contributed by Dr Ashwini Tayade, Dr Veeren Ganta

A man from Malappuram [Kerala], who had come home from UAE [United Arab Emirates] for holidays has been tested positive for Congo fever. His condition was reported as stable. Currently, the man is undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Thrissur. His bodily fluids have been sent for specialized tests. The health department has directed hospital staff to exercise caution as the disease can spread through bodily fluids.