West Coast man treated for Congo fever

A 53-year-old man form the Western Cape was diagnosed with suffering from Congo fever when he fell ill just before Christmas.

Dr Beth Engelbrecht, Head of the Health Department in the Western Cape says the fever was managed and the man discharged.

She says they had to follow up on all the contact the man had made with others.

We had to follow them up every two days, two times a day and look for symptoms. Fortunately none of the people who have been in contact with him had any problems.

Dr Beth Engelbrecht, Head of Health Department in Western Cape

We are very happy with the outcomes of this.

Dr Beth Engelbrecht, Head of Health Department in Western Cape

According to Dr Engelbrecht, it became clear that the man had contracted Congo fever when he started bleeding which is one of the symptom's of the decease.

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