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Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2010 Nov;36 Suppl 1:S43-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ijantimicag.2010.06.020.

Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever in Eurasia.

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Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Ondokuz Mayis University Medical School, Samsun, Turkey.


Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is a tick-borne infectious disease characterized by fever, malaise, headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, sore throat, muscle aches, haemorrhage and thrombocytopenia. It is a challenge for the population of endemic rural areas, and for healthcare workers, and carries a considerable mortality. The disease is widely distributed in Africa, Europe and Asia, and has become a serious threat to public health in Eurasia. The intention of this review is to summarize the current status of CCHF in Eurasia.

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