October 2014– SOUTH AFRICA – Johannesburg – A man from Potchefstroom has been isolated after he showed signs of hemorrhagic fever, the North West health department said on Thursday. “The 72-year-old man from one of the farming communities in Potchefstroom came to hospital on 8 October 2014 after hours,” spokesperson Tebogo Lekgethwane said in a statement. “This patient came complaining of fever, weaknesses and a cough. Clinically, he had signs and symptoms of hemorrhagic fever and was isolated. Blood investigations were done and the virologist was informed, based on the results.” Lekgethwane said infection control measures were strengthened and the man and staff were quarantined.
“The patient was then referred to Klerksdorp/Tshepong Hospital complex and all staff members who were in contact with that patient were disinfected, including casualty department and all the equipment,” he said. The department said it would monitor everyone who had been in contact with…
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