Tick-Borne Disease Part II: Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever
At present there is a serious outbreak in Iraq of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever, a rare but deadly tick-borne disease. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 3, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: William A. Haseltine, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation business pharma & Source Type: news

England Reports Case Of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever
The disease is carried by infected ticks and was found in a woman who had recently traveled to the U.K. from central Asia. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 25, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Victoria Forster, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Science /science business pharma & Source Type: news

Moderna Is Sharing Its Vaccine Technology With Low-Income Countries. But That Doesn ’t Mean Locally Produced Shots Are Coming Soon
Moderna, the Massachusetts-based company behind one of the two mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, made the decision in 2020 not to enforce the patent on its shot. The move was meant to encourage low- and middle-income countries that couldn’t afford to purchase billions of doses of the vaccine (as the U.S., Canada, and many European countries had done) to develop their own versions of the shot using less expensive resources. On Mar. 8, Moderna went a step further, saying that it will now extend that promise indefinitely in the 92 low- and middle-income countries that are receiving doses from COVAX, the global vaccine distributio...
Source: TIME: Health - March 9, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Scientists develop novel therapy for crimean-congo hemorrhagic fever virus
(US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases) Army scientists working as part of an international consortium have developed and tested an antibody-based therapy to treat Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV), which is carried by ticks and kills up to 60 percent of those infected. Their results are published online today in the journal Cell. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 1, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Experimental vaccine for deadly tickborne virus effective in cynomolgus macaques
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) An experimental vaccine developed in Europe to prevent infection by Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV) has protected cynomolgus macaques in a new collaborative study from National Institutes of Health scientists. The study, published in Nature Microbiology, comes about three years after the same research group developed the macaque model for CCHFV. No specific treatments or vaccines for CCHFV exist. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 30, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Health Teams Dispatched to Kagadi After Case of Crimean-Congo Fever Confirmed
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala, Uganda -Ugandan health experts have been dispatched to Kigadi district to contain an outbreak of the Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 24, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Dengue fever – Afghanistan
On 1 May 2019, in response to increasing numbers of dengue fever cases in Pakistan and India, health authorities in Afghanistan heightened monitoring for the disease. As part of this increased vigilance, the Central Public Health Laboratory (CPHL) in Kabul began to broaden its investigation for possible cases of the disease, such as reviewing samples that tested negative for Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) to see if they were positive for dengue. The laboratory performed differential diagnosis and tests on 40 samples that had tested negative for Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF). Between 1 October to 4 Decembe...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - December 13, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever: Annual Epidemiological Report for 2018; Surveillance Report
Source: European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Published: 12/2019. This three-page report on cases of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever is based on data for 2018 retrieved from The European Surveillance System (TESSy) on September 10, 2019. For 2018, European Union/European Economic Area countries reported eight cases of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever. Bulgaria reported six locally-acquired confirmed cases, Greece one travel-related confirmed case, and Spain one locally-acquired probable case. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health Emergency Preparedness for Imported Cases of High-Consequence Infectious Diseases: Operational Checklist for Country Preparedness Planning in the EU/EEA Countries; Technical Report
Source: European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Published: 10/22/2019. To support countries in the European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA) in their review of preparedness system planning, this 21-page document provides an operational checklist for health emergency preparedness for imported cases of high-consequence infectious diseases. These diseases include Ebola virus disease, Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever, Marburg virus disease, highly pathogenic avian influenza, pneumonic plague, and severe acute respiratory syndrome. The checklist describes the system elements that need to ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Only One Case of Congo Fever Confirmed
[New Era] Only one case linked to Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) has been confirmed by the Ministry of Health and Social Services. Three other cases suspected to be of the fever tested negative while two other cases' results are still pending. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Medipark Joins Congo Fever Fight
[Namibian] THE Ongwediva Medipark private hospital has joined the Onandjokwe Lutheran Hospital in a partnership to fight the outbreak of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) in the Oshikoto region through a donation of medical equipment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Drought Linked to Congo Fever Outbreak
[New Era] ONGWEDIVA - The ongoing drought which is causing displeasure of animal movement in the country could be the cause of the recently reported outbreak of Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) in Oshikoto Region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: 4 Suspected Congo Fever Cases
[Namibian] FOUR more people from different parts of the country are suspected to have Crimean Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF), with their results still pending. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Woman Treated for Congo Fever
[Namibian] A 54-YEAR-OLD woman who was diagnosed with Crimean Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) in the Oshikoto region is receiving barrier nursing care, says health executive director Ben Nangombe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 8, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Surveillance Report: Annual Epidemiological Report for 2017: Crimean –Congo Haemorrhagic Fever
Source: European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Published: 2/2019. This three-page report on cases of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever is based on data for 2017 retrieved from The European Surveillance System (TESSy) on December 10, 2018. For 2017, Bulgaria reported two confirmed cases of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news