Two cartage who sat abreast a man who has Crimean-Congo Viral Haemorrhagic Agitation (CCVHF) on a flight to Glasgow are getting monitored as a precaution.
The 38-year-old man was beforehand transferred to hospital in London in a appropriate RAF abreast plane.
He had been in Kabul, Afghanistan, and was diagnosed hours afterwards abiding to Glasgow on Emirates flight EK027 from Dubai on Tuesday.
Two added cartage contacted do not crave follow-up.
The man was transferred from the specialist Brownlee assemblage at Gartnavel Hospital in Glasgow to the Royal Free Hospital in London on Friday morning.
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (GGC) initially said it capital to acquaintance three cartage anticipation to accept sat abreast the man on the flight from Dubai.
The bloom lath said a fourth commuter had now been articular as a accessible acquaintance of the accommodating and would be followed up on a circadian basis, for two weeks, to adviser for any developments of about symptoms.
One of the aboriginal three cartage is aswell getting followed-up with circadian monitoring. The added two do not crave aftereffect surveillance.
Public bloom consultant, Dr Syed Ahmed, who is analogous the investigations into this case, said: “The accident of getting to getting manual of Crimean Congo Viral Haemorrhagic Agitation is actual low as it can alone be transmitted by absolute acquaintance with adulterated claret and physique fluids.
“It is not a virus which is transmitted through the air.
“The ecology of these two cartage is absolutely basic and is in band the civic advice for the administration of cases such as this.”
The bloom ascendancy said the accident to all added cartage was “extremely low” and brash anyone with apropos to acquaintance NHS 24.
This is the aboriginal case of CCVHF in the UK.
The man was stabilised brief afore getting confused in specialist abreast accessories by air with the abutment of the Scottish Ambulance Service and the RAF.
The NHS 24 helpline amount for anyone on flight amount EK027 to alarm if they accept apropos is 08000 85 85 31.
The helpline will be accessible amid 08:00 and 22:00 seven canicule a week.
CCVHF is a zoonosis – a ache begin in animals that can affect humans.
Outbreaks are usually affiliated to acquaintance with claret or physique fluids from adulterated animals or people.
Onset is sudden, with antecedent affection including top fever, collective pain, abdomen pain, and vomiting.
Red eyes, a ablaze face and red spots in the throat are aswell common.
As the affliction progresses, patients can advance ample areas of astringent bruising, astringent nosebleeds, and amoral bleeding.
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