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Crimean Congo haemorrhagic fever

Last Modified: Thu, 03 Nov 2016 12:46:15 GMT
Disease name Crimean Congo haemorrhagic fever
Animal Health Law Category if applicable
Species affected Multiple(not specified)
Definition Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is a severe hemorrhagic viral disease of people, acquired from ticks, tissues of infected animals, and from other infected sick humans. Infected animals are usually asymptomatic, making farmers, agricultural workers, veterinarians, laboratory workers and hospital staff most vulnerable to infection.
Status in Ireland Disease absent
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland Never reported
DAFM Division Responsible NDCC & Border Inspection Posts
Contact Sally Gaynor SSVI
Link to relevant external website
OIE Link