Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever in Iran and neighboring countries.

  title={Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever in Iran and neighboring countries.},
  author={Sadegh Chinikar and S M Ghiasi and Roger Hewson and Maryam Moradi and Ali Haeri},
  journal={Journal of clinical virology : the official publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology},
  volume={47 2},
Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is a zoonotic viral disease that is asymptomatic in infected livestock, but a serious threat to humans. Human infections begin with nonspecific febrile symptoms, but progress to a serious hemorrhagic syndrome with a case fatality rate of 2-50%. Although the causative virus is often transmitted by ticks, livestock-to-human and human-to-human transmissions also occur. The disease is one of the most widely distributed viral hemorrhagic fevers occurring in… CONTINUE READING
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