CRIMEAN-CONGO HEMORRHAGIC CAUSING VIRUS – AN UNRESOLVED PROBLEM
Samrah Tahir Khan, Fouzia Qamar* and Shahid Raza
Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic virus is a 3500-year-old pathogenic virus, capable of spreading through ticks. It
causes hemorrhagic fever of fatal nature, resulting in high morbidity and mortality (up to 60%). Being a zoonotic
disease, without the privilege of having proper vaccine, treatment and control of the disease in the current decade
has become a priority. The CCHFV occurrence is now being reported in the areas that were earlier uninfected,
increasing the risk of spreading the disease on a large geographical range. The diverse genetic variation of the virus
and its incidence at both, nosocomial and community acquired level. Therefore, it is important to highlight the
importance of the disease. This review thus, not only summarizes the general overview of the disease but also give
a clear picture about the status of the disease globally and the prophylaxis that can be opted to minimize the
occurrence of the disease.
Keywords: Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever, Worldwide Distribution, Symptoms, Transmission, Precautions.
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