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Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever in Iran

31 May 2017

On 28 May 2017, the Iran Veterinary OrganizationĀ a death from Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) in Sistan and Baluchestan Province, south eastern Iran in the past 2 months. Two further deaths have been unofficially reported in Isfahan Province and Kermanshah Province.

Advice for Travellers

CCHF is found in over 30 countries in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe/the Balkans and the Middle East. It is a low risk for the average traveller; it is spread by infected ticks from a reservoir usually in animals such as cattle, sheep and goats. CCHF can also be transmitted by contact with the blood of an infected animal. Avoidance of tick bites is essential in risk areas.

For further information seeĀ Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever