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Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever in Iran (Update 1)

09 Jun 2017

On 5 June 2017, the media reported that 31 people have been diagnosed with Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever in Iran. The disease has caused the death of three people so far in the country.

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