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Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever

Hyalomma tick

Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is a serious tick-borne viral disease. It is a zoonosis (disease acquired from animals), and infects a range of domestic and wild animals.


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CCHF virus is endemic in many countries in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. Outbreaks have recently been recorded in Russia, Turkey, Iran, Kazakhstan, Mauritania, Kosovo, Albania, Pakistan and South Africa.

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