Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic fever cases increase in Kabul

KABUL (Tolo News): Doctors at the Infectious Diseases Hospital in Kabul said that Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) cases have increased in recent days.

Doctors said that after Eid al-Adha, they admitted nearly fifteen suspected patients to the hospital each day.

“Our cases are increasing day by day, approximately 10 to 15 people have suspicious symptoms of hemorrhagic fever, they come to us and after diagnosis they are admitted to beds intended for these patients,” said Faridullah Omari, a doctor at the Infectious Diseases Hospital in Kabul.

“At the time of slaughtering the animal, it should be slaughtered in the right place and they should use hats, gloves, masks, etc., so as not to get this disease,” said Toryali Rasoli, a doctor at the Infectious Diseases Hospital in Kabul.

Noor Rahman, a resident of Kabul, said that they contracted the disease after slaughtering a cow on Eid.

“I had stabbed my hand, I think it spread to me from that, and I had also used beef,” said Noor Rahman.

“I was watering the garden in Paghman when I got sick,” said Mohammad Kazim, a patient.

Meanwhile, the patients asked the officials in the Ministries of Public Health and Agriculture to spray the places where the animals are kept in order to permanently eradicate the disease.

“It is the negligence of our butchers and our citizens who ignore this disease, they should use gloves when buying and washing meat,” said Qais, a relative of a patient.

According to doctors, high fever, headache, body pain, nausea, stomach pain, and sometimes bleeding are also symptoms of Congo disease.