Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever

Hyalomma marginatum. Credit: Adam Cuerden

Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is a tick-borne viral disease with symptoms such as high fever, muscle pain, dizziness, abnormal sensitivity to light, abdominal pain and vomiting. Later on, sharp mood swings may occur, and the patient may become confused and aggressive.

Sporadic cases and/or outbreaks of the disease have been reported in several regions of Asia and Africa, while in Europe reports have so far been restricted to the Balkan region, Spain, Russia and Turkey. Read the factsheet about Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever

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