First case this year of Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic fever reported in Volgograd, Russia

A case of Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) has been reported in the Volgograd region. CCHF virus is generally transmitted from cattle and sheep to humans by exposure to infected animal blood or by bites from infected ticks. As the summer season approaches, ticks will become more active. 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.

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