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J Mil Med 2003, 4(4): 261-264 Back to browse issues page
Could CCHF Virus be transmitted via air?
Mehrabitavana A. *, Ataee R. A.
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Recenty crimean congo heamonhagic fever has been spread across the world including:Kosovo, Afghanestan, Pakestan, Iraq and Cuba. The mechanisms of transmission is not well understood. Perhaps, many socio- economical factors may be involved. Crimean congo haemorrhogic fever has been increased since l999 in lran.The disease can be Transmitted to human either by the contact with contaminated human and animal blood or by specific ticks bite (Hyaloma spp). However, it has to be said that the disease was present in the past as endemic form in north west of Iran. This article is going to explain 8 cases of CCHF who are infected with the virus in South Africa. In a few cases, mode of transmission was considered either nosocomial or airborne infection. It should be said, that the CCHF virus was weapnized by some super power countries which Poses a great threat totheWorld. Therefore, considerable attention should be paid to this issue.
Keywords: CCHF, hyaloma, hemorrhagic fever
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Type of Study: Orginal Research | Subject: military medcine
Received: 2007/05/31 | Published: 2003/01/15

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