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Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF)

Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is a viral disease that affects humans and animals.

The CCHF virus is transmitted to humans either by tick bites or contact with infected animal tissue.

The disease is endemic in many parts of Africa, where it causes severe hemorrhagic fever with a case fatality rate of up to 50%.

Prevention of CCHF involves avoiding contact with ticks and infected animals, as well as prompt diagnosis and treatment of cases.

There is no vaccine or specific antiviral treatment available for CCHF. Treatment focuses on supportive care of symptoms.

Symptoms of CCHF include fever, headache, muscle pain, vomiting, and diarrhea. In severe cases, CCHF can lead to hemorrhaging and death. There is no specific treatment for CCHF, and the disease has a high fatality rate.

Early diagnosis and supportive care of symptoms is essential for the best possible outcome.

Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever is a serious disease that requires prompt medical attention. If you think you may have been exposed to the CCHF virus, contact your healthcare provider immediately.

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