Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever in Iran (Update 3)
27 Sep 2017
Iran has reported at least 120 cases (including 8 deaths) of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) since 21 March 2017.
Cases have been reported in 13 provinces including Sistan, Baluchestan, Fars, Kermanshah, Mazandaran, Esfaha, Hormozgan, Khorasan Razavi, Yazd, Gilan, Lorestan, Ardabil and Kerman.
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 Haemorrhagic Fever.