18 August 2014, 12:26 (GMT+05:00)
Tbilisi, Georgia, Aug.18
By Nana Kirtzkhalia – Trend:
Another case of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever was recently registered in Georgia’s Shida Kartli region.
One of the locals in the region was revealed about a week ago to have the symptoms of the disease.
Vaccination of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever is being held in Shida Kartli region.
Two people died from this disease in Georgia this April. Thirteen cases of infection with Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever have been identified in Khashuri region of the country.
The disease poses a risk to human life, but in case of timely visit to the doctor the patient can be saved, doctors say.
Currently, five people undergo treatment from the disease in the Infectious Diseases Hospital of Tbilisi, one of which is a six year old girl.
National Center for Disease Control and Public Health of Georgia noted that the epidemiological situation in the country at present is not a cause for concern.