Ahmedabad, Jan 21 (Agencies): Two more persons in the Gujarat’s capital are the latest victims of Congo fever. The husband of the 30-year-old woman who died of the dreaded Congo fever and a male nurse at the same private hospital in Gujarat capital where the victim was undergoing treatment have tested positive for the dreaded hemorrhagic fever virus.

The two men have been kept under isolation, health officials said on Friday, days after Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) surfaced for the first time in the country in Gujarat claiming three lives.

"Rehman, husband of the woman who died due to CCHF has tested positive for the virus causing the disease. Also, one male staff nurse of the private hospital in the city where Amina was undergoing treatment, has tested positive," Additional Director (Health), Dr Paresh Dave said.

Dave said their test reports were received on Friday and the condition of the infected duo was stable. They are undergoing treatment under isolation at government hospitals, he said.

As many as 58 samples (from humans), collected on Thursday from Kolat village, had tested negative for CCHF, he said.

"We have sent 132 more samples to the National Institute of Virology (NIV). Their results are awaited," Dave added.

30-year-old Amina Momin of Kolat village in Sanand taluka, about 35 kms from here, was the first CCHF casualty. The doctor and nurse of a private hospital who treated her also contracted the virus and died after a week when the disease surfaced in India.

As a precautionary measure, the six member team from the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), which had arrived in the city on Thursday, has began consultations with state officials to plan the next course of action and steps needed to be taken to prevent the spread of CCHF.

According to health officials, a state team of doctors and veterinarians are still surveying the nearby villages of Kolat from where the first case of CCHF was recorded.

The CCHF infection is primarily found in animals is caused by tick-based virus. It may infect a wide range of domestic and wild animals.

Humans who become infected with CCHF acquire the virus from direct contact with blood or other infected tissues from livestock. They can get it from a tick bite also.