Rare case of Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic fever occurs in Uttar Pradesh, India

A rare case of Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic fever has been reported from Pattiwala village in Moradabad district. Although sporadic cases are known to occur in Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh, this is the first report of this virus in Uttar Pradesh.

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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