Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever - presence of virus confirmed in northern India

A physician at a local hospital in Ahmedabad has died due to Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) acquired from a patient. Laboratory tests for this disease were positive, confirming that this virus is present in northern India.

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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