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CDC’s MMWR Discusses Response To 2017 Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Outbreak In Central Uganda

CDC’s “Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report”: Notes from the Field: Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Outbreak — Central Uganda, August-September 2017
Susan Kizito, field epidemiology fellow at Makerere University School of Public Health, and colleagues discuss efforts to contain the Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) outbreak in central Uganda, noting, “CCHF is the most widespread tickborne viral hemorrhagic fever in the world and represents a global health security threat; a single case of CCHF constitutes an outbreak. … The rapid and coordinated response to this outbreak demonstrated the significant progress made to enhance global health security in Uganda” (6/8).

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