(Congo Hemorrhagic Fever)
Occurs in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.
is common in many animals but rare, yet serious in people.
is caused by a virus transmitted by infected ticks or by direct
contact with infected animal body fluids.
is no vaccine. Risk to travelers in low.
start after an incubation period of 1-3 days.
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
is supportive only.
Crimean (Congo Hemorrhagic Fever) links
System Trust (South Africa) http://www.niv.ac.za/hlight/oudtschf.htm