Tick bites cause 19 cases of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever in Stavropol, Russia

Health authorities of the Federal Service for Consumer Protection and Human Welfare have reported 19 cases of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) in the region. Eight 8 of them contracted the infection in the course of their employment in animal husbandry, and the other 11 contracted infection during recreation in the countryside.

Travellers to this area should be aware that tick bites are common and there is a risk of exposure to this infection. Travellers should take all necessary precautions to avoid tick bites.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever.

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