Crimean–Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is a viral disease

Crimean–Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is a viral disease


Crimean–Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is a viral disease. Symptoms of CCHF may include fever, muscle pains, headache, vomiting, diarrhea, and bleeding into the skin. Onset of symptoms is less than two weeks following exposure. Complications may include liver failure.
Differential diagnosis: Dengue fever, Q fever, Ebola virus disease
Symptoms: Fever, muscle pains, headache, vomiting, diarrhea, bleeding into the skin

Diagnostic method: Detecting antibodies, the virus's RNA, or the virus itself
Specialty: Infectious disease

Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF)


Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever is a viral haemorrhagic fever transmitted by ticks. It can be responsible for severe outbreaks in humans but it is not pathogenic for ruminants, their amplifying host.

The disease was first described in the Crimea in 1944 and given the name Crimean haemorrhagic fever. In 1969 it was recognized that the pathogen causing Crimean haemorrhagic fever was the same as that responsible for an illness identified in 1956 in the Congo, and linkage of the two place names resulted

Congo fever: Gujarat a ‘ticking’ bomb

It’s a disease that has been leaping from animals to humans in Gujarat since 2011 and has the potential to explode to cause major health fatalities if gone unnoticed. This ‘ticking’ bomb — the Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) virus — transmitted through bite of Hyalomma tick is spreading fast across the state.

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