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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A case report of Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever in ostriches in Iran.
The survey outcomes pointed out that the Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever is hosted by the animal wealth in the Sultanate's governorates and that the disease affects man after slaughtering the animal.
People of the area have criticized the one year poor performance of a non-governmental organization Relief International working for the prevention of Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever in Zhob district.
ABSTRACT: The main objective of this study was to determine the epidemiological trends clinical profile and geographical distribution associated with Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever in Quetta Balochistan.
Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever was reported from some countries of Asia, Eastern Europe and Africa, among which, Iran is one of the countries categorized as the most infected (WHO 2008).
Treatment of Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever. In: Ergonul O, Whitehouse CA, editors.
DIR LOWER: One day Seminar on 'Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) and its control' was held at the office of the District Director Livestock Dir Lower to create awareness among people regarding Congo fever and its prevention.
Congo Fever and Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever, he said, are caused due to a virus that spreads among humans through contact with infected animals.
ISLAMABAD -- Though people in the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi mostly stop their children from playing with sacrificial animals due to the fear of the Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF), health experts say there is no need to be panicked.