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Crimean (Congo Hemorrhagic Fever)
Occurs in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.

It is common in many animals but rare, yet serious in people.

It is caused by a virus transmitted by infected ticks or by direct contact with infected animal body fluids.

There is no vaccine. Risk to travelers in low.

Symptoms start after an incubation period of 1-3 days.

Non-specific symptoms include fever, dizziness, headache, neck stiffness; aches, abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, sore eyes and photophobia develop.

Generalized bleeding can develop. Diagnosis is confirmed with a blood test.

Treatment is supportive only.

Crimean (Congo Hemorrhagic Fever) links

Heath System Trust (South Africa) http://www.niv.ac.za/hlight/oudtschf.htm Tick-Borne