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First case of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever in Georgia

2009-09-11 14:41

The first case of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever registered in Georgia. According to Paata Imnadze, the head of Center for Disease Control, the infected is a 31-year old man, currently staying in Tbilisi infectious diseases hospital -Trend.

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"The man is in poor condition, he's administered artificial pulmonary ventilation. It was detected the mean was infected in one of the adjacent districts of Tbilisi", he said.

It's the first case in Georgia, and the Ministry of Healthcare will pay for the treatment. The patient's wife and little child are under doctors' control.

Experts say the mortality of the virus reaches 60 per cent. Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever is transmitted from rodents to humans by bites of fleas.

 

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