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Congo fever patient critical but stable

The 39-year-old woman was admitted to the private facility on 5 January.

The 39-year-old woman was admitted to the private facility on 5 January. Picture: Stock.xchng.

CAPE TOWN - A woman being treated for Congo fever remains in a critical but stable condition, officials at the Vergelegen Mediclinic said on Friday.

The 39-year-old patient was admitted almost a week ago to the private hospital in Somerset West.

People with Congo fever suffer from flu-like symptoms and haemorrhaging.

The hospital's Pieter Lotz says, "The patient is still in ICU in a critical but stable condition."