Doctors suspect the Crimean-Congo fever in 16 people in Kazakhstan

According to RIA Novosti, sixteen people were hospitalized with suspected Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever in the Kyzylorda region in the south of Kazakhstan, said on Thursday the press service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic,

"The infectious disease section Kazalinsk district hospital on Wednesday with a suspected diagnosis" Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever, "admitted 16 people — working for the drinking water" Asyl-Ata ", — stated in the MOE.

Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (fever, Crimean-Congo, Central fever) — a viral disease of natural focal person. Sources of infection — the wild (hares, hedgehogs) and home (cows, sheep, goats) animals, and about 20 species of ticks. Most often, the virus is transmitted through the bite of ticks. The disease is accompanied by high fever, intoxication and hemorrhagic syndrome, possibly fatal.

South Kazakhstan, Kyzylorda, Zhambyl region of Kazakhstan, where the 1060 settlements with a population of 1.2 million people, are found to be carriers of the distribution area of infection — ticks.

The Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan in 2011, states the reduction of morbidity of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever is 3.6 times compared to the same period last year.

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