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Autochthonous Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever in Europe

07:09 EDT 21 Aug 2017 | AHC Media

Two patients with Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever acquired in Spain are reported. The index patient acquired infection from a tick bite, and the second patient was a nurse who cared for the index patient. The first patient died in the hospital with multi-system organ failure and was diagnosed at autopsy. The second patient recovered with supportive care and was treated with ribavirin, but it was unclear whether the use of ribavirin was helpful.

Original Article: Autochthonous Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever in Europe

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