Another sporadic case of Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic fever in Gujurat, India

A sporadic case of Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic fever has been reported in Kutch district, Gujarat. The virus that causes this illness is active mostly in parts of Saurashtra [a region of Gujarat] and Kutch.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever.

Advice For Travellers

The risk of exposure for the general travellers is very low unless there is contact with cattle or other livestock in areas where the virus occurs. Exposure to infected animal blood or by bites from infected ticks is a high risk. Removal of ticks from animals using unprotected hands is often a source of infection. The infection can also spread from person to person by infected blood. Travellers can reduce the risk of exposure to this illness by taking all necessary precautions to avoid tick bites.

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