oa South African Family Practice - National Institute For Communicable Diseases : communiqué



Extracted from text ... SA Fam Pract 2006;48(1) 54 NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR COMMUNICABLE DISEASES Division of the NATIONAL HEALTH LABORATORY SERVICE COMMUNICABLE DISEASES COMMUNIQU? ABSTRACTS FROM VOLUME 5 NO.1: January 2006 Viral haemorrhagic fevers Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) was confirmed in a 52-year-old woman who lives in the Petrusburg area in the Free State Province, on a cattle farm situated between Bloemfontein and Kimberley. The patient presented with acute onset of fever, arthralgia, epigastric pain and vomiting. There was a history of a Hyalomma tick being removed from her leg nine days before the onset of illness. Laboratory testing demonstrated marked thrombocytopenia and ..


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