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Congo Fever: precautions to take

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Crimean–Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is a zoonotic disease caused by Nairovirus of the family Bunyaviridae. Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV) contains RNA as its genetic material and it is transmitted from one animal to the other or human beings through the bite of infected Hyalomma ticks mainly. The virus remains within the blood of cattle, […]…Read More

Congo Fever: Precautions to Take

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Crimean–Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is a zoonotic disease caused by Nairovirus of the family Bunyaviridae. Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV) contains RNA as its genetic material and it is transmitted from one animal to the other or human beings through the bite of infected Hyalomma ticks mainly. The virus remains within the blood of cattle, […]…Read More

Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever, symptoms and control

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article image Introduction Now-a- days many of cases of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) are being reported in different cities of Pakistan. Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is primarily an animal disease; however, sporadic cases and outbreaks of CCHF have also been reported in humans. Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever is caused by Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV). This virus is a member of the genus Nairovirus in the family Bunyaviridae…Read More

Controlling the Spread of Dengue and Congo fever

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article image A Public awareness seminar cum meeting of health professionals societies as joint venture was organized by Prof. Sherwani, a renowned medical microbiologist at Federal Urdu University Karachi. It was largely attended by teachers, scientists, laboratory workers and students. This joint venture of professional’s societies American Society for Microbiology (ASM), Biosafety Association of Pakistan (BSAP), Medical Microbiology Association of Pakistan (MMAP) and Technology Times, Islamabad…Read More

Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF)- An Emerging Zoonotic Problem in Pakistan

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Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is a widespread disease caused by a tick-borne virus (Nairovirus) of theBunyaviridaefamily. The CCHF virus causes severe viral haemorrhagic fever outbreaks, with a case fatality rate of 10-40%. The disease was first characterized in the Crimea in 1944 and given the name Crimean hemorrhagic fever. It was then later recognized in 1969 as the cause of illness in the Congo, thus resulting in the current name of the disease. Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic…Read More