Suspected case of viral hemorrhagic fever under investigation
CBC News Posted: Mar 24, 2014 3:26 PM CT Last Updated: Mar 24, 2014 5:57 PM CT
A man who recently travelled in western Africa is in critical condition in hospital in Saskatoon, according to provincial health officials.
The nature of the illness was not released, but the man has a high fever, in addition to other symptoms. Officials say a diagnosis has not been confirmed.
Saskatchewan’s deputy medical health officer Dr. Denise Werker said Monday that the patient — who had visited Liberia — was being examined for a suspected case of viral hemorrhagic fever.
“Viral hemorrhagic fever is a generic name for a number of rather exotic diseases that are found in Africa,” Werker said, noting one of the fevers could be Ebola.