Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever

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Definition

Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever It is the viral haemorrhagic fever of the Nairovirus group though it is mainly a zoonosis, erratic cases and outbreaks of CCHF can also affect humans.

Diagnosis

Diagnosis of CCHF is performed in highly-equipped, high biosafety level laboratories. IgG and IgM antibodies are checked in serum by enzyme-linked immumoassay from about the sixth day of the disease. Virus detection in the blood or tissue samples is performed and a method called polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is also done a method which was recently developed.

Treatment

General supportive therapy Antiviral drug ribavirin Value of immune plasma recorded from patients used for therapeutic purposes

Symptoms and Signs

Fever Jaundice Headache Sore throat Muscle aches Sore eyes Rash on the eyes color red Nosebleeds Gums are bleeding Nausea Appetite loss Pain in the abdomen Diarrhea Pain in the chest Dizziness

Causes

CCHF virus is the cause of CCHF which is a Nairovirus that is a group of associated viruses that forms one of the five genera in the Bunyaviridae family of viruses.

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