Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever - fatalities reported in Turkey

Health officials have reported 5 deaths due to Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) in Kastamonu, Corum and Tokat Provinces in Turkey.

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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