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Friday, October 5, 2012

Congo Fever Case Confirmed In Scotland

A man who recently returned home to the UK is being treated in complete isolation in hospital for a potentially deadly disease.

Tests revealed the 38-year-old, who flew into Glasgow from Dubai, has Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF).

He was admitted to hospital less than three hours after arriving in Scotland, and is now said to be in a critical condition at Gartnavel General Hospital's Brownlee Centre in Glasgow, which specialises in infectious diseases.

Passengers who sat close to the man on Emirates flight EK027 on Tuesday, as well as airline, airport and hospital staff, are being contacted to make sure they do not have the virus. Read More