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    Namibia: Man Dies of Congo Fever, Health Ministry Launches Investigation to Prevent Spread of Disease

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    Windhoek, Namibia – (African Boulevard News) – The Ministry of Health in Namibia has confirmed the death of a man due to Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, commonly referred to as Congo fever. According to reports, the disease is transmitted through tick bites and can also spread from animals to humans.

    The deceased, whose name has not been disclosed, was a resident of the Omaheke region and was admitted to a hospital in Gobabis after complaining of severe symptoms. Unfortunately, he succumbed to the illness shortly after admission.

    Congo fever is a viral infection that causes severe bleeding, high fever, and muscle aches. The disease is prevalent in Africa, Asia, and Europe and is mainly caused by the bite of an infected tick or contact with the blood of infected animals. The virus can also be spread from person to person through close contact with the bodily fluids of an infected individual.

    The Ministry of Health has taken swift action to contain the spread of the disease by launching an investigation into the source of the infection. Health officials are also conducting a thorough examination of people who came in contact with the deceased.

    The news of the death has caused widespread concern among the public, and many are calling on the government to take urgent measures to prevent the spread of the disease. Speaking on the issue, Dr. Kalumbi Shangula, the Minister of Health and Social Services, said, “We urge the public to take precautions, including wearing long-sleeved clothing, using insect repellents, and avoiding contact with blood or other bodily fluids from infected individuals or animals.”

    In conclusion, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever is a serious illness that can be fatal if not treated in time. It is therefore crucial for the public to take necessary precautions to avoid the risk of contracting the disease. We advise everyone to consult a healthcare professional if they experience any symptoms associated with Congo fever, including high fever, joint pain, headache, and muscle aches.

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