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Crimean-Congo Heamorrhagic Fever in United Kingdom

05 Oct 2012

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, together with colleagues from Health Protection Scotland and the Health Protection Agency, are investigating a confirmed case of Crimean Congo Viral Haemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) in a returning traveller.

The 38 year old male affected is being treated in complete isolation in the Brownlee specialist unit in Glasgow and all the appropriate infection control measures are in place. His condition is described as critical.

Advice for Travellers

Passengers who were on Emirates Airlines flight EK027 who have any concerns are being asked to contact the NHS24 helpline on 08000 85 85 31.