Sporadic cases of Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever reported in Gujarat, India

Health authorities have reported 7 deaths and 18 cases of Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) in Gujarat. These cases confirm that Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever virus is present in northern India.

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.

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