Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever increases in the Stavropol region, Russia

There have been 13 confirmed cases of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever in the Stavropol region. An additional 163 suspected cases have been hospitalized, including 46 children.

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Advice For Travellers

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. Travellers can reduce the risk of exposure to this infection 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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