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Valipour A, Karimyan A, Piri M, Bahrami D, Hallajian F, Hezariyan M, et al . Report of the Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever in Abadan, Iran: Summer 2016. Iran J Health Sci 2019; 7 (4) :48-53
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Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , ghasemimarzie@gmail.com
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Background: Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) is a tick-borne, viral disease that may also be transmitted through person-to-person transmission by exposure to infected body fluids. It causes a severe disease in humans with high mortality rates.
Case presentation: Here we present two cases of CCHF patients with sudden onset of lethargy, fever, nausea, vomiting, headache, and hemorrhagic manifestation. With one of the patients tick bite was confirmed, then he was treated with ribavirin in isolation and recovered completely. The second patient was in contact with the infected blood of a sheep and, unfortunately, despite the treatment, he passed away.
Conclusion: Public health measures should focus on preventing this infection by raising the awareness of CCHF symptoms and route of its transmission, and also by adopting practices to decrease the chances of spreading infections in hospitals.
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