Notes from the Field: Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Outbreak — Central Uganda, August–September 2017
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - June 7, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Ribavirin for treating Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever -- latest Cochrane review
(Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine) In a viral hemorrhagic disease where up to 40 percent of people developing it die, it is remarkable that doctors still do not agree whether the only recognized treatment, an antiviral drug called ribavirin, makes a difference. In a new Cochrane Review a team of authors at LSTM, along with colleagues in London, the Philippines and in Greece, evaluated the evidence to assess the effectiveness of treating Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF). (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda:Government Rules Out Ebola Outbreak
[Monitor] Kampala -The Ministry of Health yesterday dismissed reports of an Ebola outbreak in the country but rather confirmed that a patient in Mubende District died of the Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 29, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever: Introduction
World Health Organization. 04/11/2018 This one-hour course provides an introduction to Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF), a widespread disease caused by a tick-borne virus that can result in severe viral hemorrhagic fever outbreaks. Participants will learn to describe signs, symptoms, and transmission of CCHF; list four prevention and control measures; and describe areas where CCHF is a public health concern. (Video or Multimedia) Site requires free registration. (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

NIH scientists develop macaque model to study Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever
CCHF is a viral disease spread by ticks in the Middle East, Asia, Africa and parts of Europe. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - April 9, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH scientists develop macaque model to study Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is a viral disease spread by ticks in the Middle East, Asia, Africa and parts of Europe. Infection with CCHF virus is fatal in nearly one of every three cases. No specific treatments or vaccines for CCHF exist, primarily because a suitable animal model for studying the disease has not been available. Now, as reported in Nature Microbiology, researchers at NIAID have developed a new animal model to study the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 9, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia:Congo Fever Patient Dies
[New Era] The Ministry of Health and Social Services today confirmed that the 37-year-old Keetmanshoop man who last week tested positive for Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic fever, known more as Congo fever, died on Tuesday morning. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda denies there is an outbreak of 'eye-bleeding fever'
Officials in the African country have been accused of 'concealing' cases of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever, which is fatal 40 per cent of the time. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uganda:Shock As 9-Year-Old Dies of Strange Disease in Nakaseke
[Monitor] Nakaseke -Fresh fears of an attack by a strange disease with signs similar to the Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic fever are fast spreading in Nakaseke District after a 9-year old girl collapsed and died at Butalangu village just about 1km from the District headquarters on Thursday evening. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Crimean-Congo Fever Reemerging, Cases Suggest Crimean-Congo Fever Reemerging, Cases Suggest
Two cases of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever have been reported in Spain, suggesting the virus is reemerging and spreading geographically.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - July 12, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

International Workshop on Viral Haemorrhagic Fever
World Health Organization. 04/06/2016 This Web page provides information and documents from the International Workshop on Viral Haemorrhagic Fever, held on April 4-6, 2016. Topics included Lessons Learned from Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), Research Gaps Concerning Crimean Congo Haemorrhagic Fever (CCHF), Healthcare Workers at Risk, and Public Health Management of EVD Cases. The event was facilitated by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), and the Permanent Working Group of Competence and Treatment Centres for Highly Contagious and Life-threatening Diseases (STAKOB). (Text) (Source: Disaster Li...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 1, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Death From Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever in Spain Death From Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever in Spain
A man died of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever in a Madrid hospital on August 25 after being bitten by a tick during a walk in the countryside in the province of Castile and Leon.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 9, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever: New terrifying VIRUS sweeps Europe…and there's no vaccine
FIRST there was Zika, and now it's Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever - but how much do you know about the disease sweeping across Europe? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Should You Worry About Tick Borne Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever In Spain?
We are likely to see many more similar outbreaks in the near future, due to climate change and environmental destruction. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 8, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Judy Stone Source Type: news

Global Health: Doctors on Lookout for Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever in Spain
A hospital patient in Madrid died of the illness, the first finding of the fever in Western Europe in someone who had not traveled to an endemic area. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Ticks (Insects) World Health Organization Avila (Spain) Madrid (Spain) Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Source Type: news

Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever: Man DIES after contracting virus from suspected tick bite
CRIMEAN-CONGO haemorrhagic fever , a potentially fatal virus which can be spread between humans, has killed one man and infected a nurse in Spain. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spain moves to contain rare outbreak of fatal tick-borne fever
Madrid nurse and nearly 200 others are monitored in suspected case of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic feverHealth authorities in Madrid are taking steps to contain an outbreak of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) that has killed one man and infected a nurse who treated him.Nearly 200 people believed to have come into contact with the two victims are now being monitored, the regional health authority said on Thursday.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 1, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Sam Jones in Madrid Tags: Spain Infectious diseases Europe Science World news Source Type: news

Man dies in Spain from tick-borne disease, nurse ill
MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish health authorities said on Thursday they were investigating a possible outbreak of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) which has killed one man and infected a nurse, in the first non-imported case reported in Western Europe. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Research milestone in CCHF virus could help identify new treatments
(Texas Biomedical Research Institute) New research into the Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV), a tick-borne virus which causes a severe hemorrhagic disease in humans similar to that caused by Ebolavirus, has identified new cellular factors essential for CCHFV infection. This discovery has the potential to lead to novel targets for therapeutic interventions against the pathogen. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 18, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

PHE bulletin: 28 March 2014
It also has updates on scarlet fever, child health profiles, diabetic blindness, a new MenB vaccine and the world's first CCHF vaccine. More.... (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 31, 2014 Category: UK Health Authors: Maria Axford Source Type: news

Uganda: Woman Killed By Deadly Fever Suspected to Have Been Infected By Husband
[Sudan Tribune]Kampala -Uganda's ministry of health said on Wednesday that a 27-year-old woman in Kampala had died after contracting the deadly Congo Crimean Haemorrhagic Fever (CCHF). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 25, 2013 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: High Alert Over Crimean Fever
[Observer]The ministry of Health on Wednesday confirmed the first death from the Congo Crimean Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) at Mulago hospital, since the outbreak was announced on August 16, 2013. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 23, 2013 Category: African Health Source Type: news