Eye bleeding fever: Ugandan doctors say outbreak is ‘already epidemic’ | Daily Star
Dr Mukuzi Muhereza, from the Uganda Medical Association (UMA), has warned action must be taken over reports of growing numbers of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) cases.
He warned the disease is “highly contagious” and said the people “must be protected” to prevent it spreading.
The infection causes victims to suffer from a burning fever before beginning to bleed from orifices including their eyes, anuses and mouths.
It comes amid a growing war of words between the UMA and Uganda’s health ministry, who have said there is no CCHF in the country – despite confirming a case.
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