Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever continues to increase in Baluchistan, Pakistan

With another diagnosis of Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever (in a 12-year-old boy) in the province of Baluchistan, a total of 27 cases have been reported, 10 of whom have died so far.

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Advice For Travellers

The risk of exposure for the general traveller is low. Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever virus is generally transmitted from cattle and sheep to humans by exposure to infected animal blood or by bites from infected ticks. 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 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.

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