New cases of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever in Pakistan

To date, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever has admitted 75 infected people to the hospital. There have been 10 deaths this year, the most recent person dying October 16 in Karachi.

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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. The infection can also spread from person to person by infected blood. The risk of exposure for most travellers is low. Travellers can reduce the risk of exposure 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.