Sporadic human cases and outbreaks of CCHF
have been reported from Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and the United Arab Emirates," Dr.
The first confirmed cases of CCHF
in India occurred during a nosocomial outbreak in Ahmadabad, Gujarat, in January 2011 (9).
is one of the most widely distributed VHFs, and has been described from more than 30 countries worldwide.
The latest fatality from CCHF
was a 22-year-old woman, who died in Turkey's western province of Aydyn.
He said the patient's samples have been sent to the National Institute of Virology in Pune and to the National Institute of Communicable Diseases to ascertain whether he was infected by the Ebola virus or died due to CCHF
The endemic potential of CCHF
in India is huge given the ecological suitability of the virus and the regular outbreaks in the neighbouring country, Pakistan.
Oman's Ministry of Health has logged six cases of CCHF
in a number of Omani governorates.
Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever tends to afflict professional personnel, such as animal husbandry workers, livestock workers, butchers, healthcare workers, physicians, and veterinarians which are the groups of people at high risk of the disease in the endemic areas of CCHF
(Izadi et al.
General symptoms of CCHF
are high fever, headache, joint and muscle aches, nausea, stomach pain and loose motions.
Dr Fatma Al Attar, consultant family physician and head of the Preventive Services Centre at Dubai Health Authority (DHA), explained that animal herders, livestock workers, and slaughterhouses, as well as health-care workers in endemic areas are at risk of CCHF
through unprotected contact with infectious blood and body fluids.
Doctors only confirmed the case of CCHF
, which is spread by ticks, last night after laboratory test.
is a widespread tick-borne viral disease which is especially common in East and West Africa and is fatal in up to 30% of human cases.