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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