People coming in close contact with infected patients or animals are at a high risk for developing Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF).
The following people are at a higher risk for developing Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF):
- People working in close contact with livestock like farmers, butchers and veterinarians
- People over the age of 40 years
- Doctors and other hospital staff treating infected patients especially the severely ill
- People in close contact with other patients
- People involved in activities like hiking and camping, which increase exposure to ticks
- Masoud Mardani, Maryam Keshtkar-Jahromi. Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever. Archives of Iranian Medicine 2007; 10 (2): 204 – 214.