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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

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