Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever - 8 cases confirmed in several localities in Stavropol

Stavropol Krai health authorities have reported 8 cases of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) from 5 areas: Apanasenkovsky, Arzgirskogo, Izobilnensky, and Krasnogvardeisky Neftekumsk. All the cases occurred among farm workers.

CCHF virus is transmitted from cattle and sheep to humans by infected ticks and can also spread from person to person by infected blood. Travellers can reduce the risk of exposure to CCHF by taking all necessary precautions to avoid tick bites, especially when in contact with cattle or other livestock in areas where this virus is common.

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

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