Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever in Iran
31 May 2017
On 28 May 2017, the Iran Veterinary Organization 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 see Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever