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Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) / Congo Fever Risk Factors

Last Updated on Jul 28, 2021
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Risk Factors

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):

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  • 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
  1. Masoud Mardani, Maryam Keshtkar-Jahromi. Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever. Archives of Iranian Medicine 2007; 10 (2): 204 214.

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