In a follow-up on a report over the weekend, the World Health Organization Africa region reports in their latest Outbreaks and Emergencies Bulletin an update on the situation with human cases of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) and Rift Valley fever (RVF).
The Mauritanian Ministry of Health reported a new confirmed case of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) on 29 August 2022. The patient was a 28-year-old pregnant woman from the locality of Diabbé located 2 kilometers from M’ Bagne city in Brakna region.
She presented with a febrile syndrome during the prenatal consultation on 28 August 2022 and a sample was taken the same day.
CCHF was confirmed on 29 August 2022 by polymerase chain reaction at the Institut National de
Recherche en Santé Publique (INRSP).
A new confirmed case of Rift Valley fever (RVF) was reported by the Mauritanian Ministry of Health on 29 August 2022. The case is a 25-year-old male breeder from the Moughataa (district) of Tintane in Hodh El Gharbi region.
He presented to a health facility with high fever and headache. On 26 August, he developed a hemorrhagic syndrome (epistaxis) with severe thrombocytopenia. He died on 29 August. Response activities are underway including enhanced surveillance and investigations.
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