An Overview of Crimean Congo Haemorrhagic Fever – Biological Times

An Overview of Crimean Congo Haemorrhagic Fever

Publication Date : 09/01/2024

Author(s) :

Saba Mehnaz, Muhammad Awais Qamar, Muhammad Abdullah, Ukasha Saleem.

Volume/Issue :
Volume 2
Issue 12
(01 - 2024)

Abstract :

Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF), caused by CCHFV virus (CCHFV), poses a serious threat to human health with a transmission cycle involving ticks and vertebrate hosts. This article explores the etiology, epidemiology, and prevalence of CCHF, specifically in Pakistan. The role of Eid-ul-Adha in the spread of the disease was emphasized, and the important interaction between humans and animals during slaughter was emphasized. The zoonotic importance of CCHF emphasizes the need for preventive measures, as ticks play an important role in the transmission of this disease. The article discusses the different sequences of events in the transmission of the disease, the differences between the disease in animals and humans, and the lack of specific treatment. Effective prevention strategies include avoiding contact with infected animals, taking preventative measures, and using tick control. Research and intervention are essential for the control of this zoonotic disease.

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