More cases of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever in Stavropol region, Russia

So far in 2012, the Stavropol region has reported 17 cases of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) in nine different areas.

​CCHF virus is generally 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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