1999 - Haemorrhagic fever in Kosovo
30 August 1999
Disease Outbreak Reported
A case of Haemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome (HFRS) has been confirmed in Kosovo. The case occurred in a 19 year-old woman who lived in a mountainous, forested area near the Albanian border. The diagnosis, suspected on clinical grounds, has been supported by laboratory tests, which confirm hantavirus infection. The tests were performed by the WHO Collaborating Centre for Arboviruses and Haemorrhagic Fevers in Thessaloniki, Greece.