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Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever fact sheet
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    What is Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever? -- Where is the disease found? -- How is CCHF spread and how do humans become infected? -- What are the symptoms of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever? -- How is Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever diagnosed? -- Are there complications after recovery? -- Is the disease ever fatal? -- How is Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever treated? -- Who is at risk for the disease? -- How is the disease prevented? -- What needs to be done to address the threat of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever? -- Suggested reading.

    Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is caused by infection with a tick-borne virus (Nairovirus) in the family Bunyaviridae. The disease was first characterized in the Crimea in 1944 and given the name Crimean hemorrhagic fever. It was then later recognized in 1969 as the cause of illness in the Congo, thus resulting in the current name of the disease.

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