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Monday, January 23, 2012

Oman : Smuggled livestock blamed for deadly infection

Via Gulf News :

" Man who died believed to have contracted haemorrhagic fever from handling the ‘illegal cargo'

Smuggled livestock could have been the source of the Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) that killed a Bangladeshi expatriate last week in Buraimi, according to sources.

Sources at the Buraimi Hospital said an illegal Pakistani, who handled livestock, could also have died from CCHF two week ago.

The unclaimed body of the Pakistani was still lying in the Buraimi hospital morgue but no investigation was carried out to determine the cause of death although his symptoms were similar to those of CCHF."

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