One person has died of Congo fever in Namibia bringing the number of people to die from the disease this year to two, the country’s ministry of health and social services has reported.

Health ministry acting Permanent Secretary Bertha Katjivena announced at a press conference Thursday that the deceased aged 63 died on August 9 after he had been admitted at Windhoek Central Hospital on August 7.

According to the statement, the man was first treated at a private hospital where he was admitted on August 4 with complaints of headache, chills, body aches, nausea and vomiting.

Blood tests were sent for testing to South Africa and the results came out positive for Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic fever. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/Newsghana.com.gh