A third year a resident doctor died of the dreaded Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever (Congo fever) in Ahmedabad.
Dr Smiral Patel of V S Hospital, contracted this virus while treating a patient with unknown haemorrhagic viral fever. The patient was admitted in the hospital before 5 days and Dr. Smiral was looking after the patient.
Dr. Smiral was shifted to Sterling Hospital on 18th June where he died of CCHF.
Authorities at the V S Hospital have started checking up everybody who was in the team with Dr Smiral, and given preventive medicines to his colleagues, who had taken him to the private hospital and stayed with him.
Before one and a half year this virus was found in Kolat village of Sanand where a woman contracted CCHF. A nurse and two doctors also died while treating the woman.