Crimean Congo haemorrhagic fever, precautions and ribavirin prophylaxis: A case report


Tutuncu E. E. , Gurbuz Y., Ozturk B., KUŞCU F. , Sencan I.

SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES, vol.41, no.5, pp.377-380, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Editorial Material
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00365540902882434
  • Title of Journal : SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES
  • Page Numbers: pp.377-380

Abstract

Crimean Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is a viral haemorrhagic disease, mostly transmitted by tick bites. It is clear that ignorance of the necessary precautions results in nosocomial infections in health care settings. Post exposure ribavirin prophylaxis is not well described. We report 2 cases of nosocomial CCHF infections.