Global Alert and Response (GAR)

2001 - Acute haemorrhagic fever syndrome in Kosovo

08 June 2001

Disease Outbreak Reported

The WHO Office in Kosovo has reported 27 cases and 4 deaths between 18 May and 7 June 2001 in the south-western area.  Samples have been sent for laboratory confirmation of the disease to the WHO Collaborating Centre for Arbovirus and Haemorrhagic Fever Reference and Research in Ljubljana, Slovenia, a partner in the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network.

The health authorities have implemented prevention and control measures and are investigating the outbreak.

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