Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever

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Cri·me·an-Con·go hem·or·rhag·ic fe·ver

a form of hemorrhagic fever distinct from Omsk hemorrhagic fever, occurring in central Russia, transmitted by species of the tick Hyalomma, and caused by Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus, a member of the Bunyaviridae family; horses are the chief reservoir of human infection; characterized by abrupt onset, high fever, headache, myalgia, widespread petechial hemorrhagic lesions, gastrointestinal bleeding, high fatality rate.
Synonym(s): African tick fever
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The updated status of Congo crimean hemorrhagic fever was also discussed in detail and it was decided to enhance already ongoing media campaign for prevention of Congo fever, especially keeping in view the massive cattle movement due to the Eid-ul-Azha.
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He expressed these views while speaking at a symposium held here for creating awareness on Congo Crimean Hemorrhagic Fever.