Sporadic cases of Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic fever in Pakistan

Sporadic cases of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever occur in various parts of Pakistan. The most recent case is from Tharparkar district in Sindh province where many of the cases occur. The majority of cases have occurred in people involved in the livestock industry, such as agricultural workers, slaughterhouse workers, and veterinarians. Transmission can occur in healthcare facilities also.

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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