Report of a family with crimean-congo hemorrhagic fever following contact with frozen meat: A case seires study

Metanat, M. and Sharifi-Mood, B. and Fathollahzadeh, N. and Kahkha, L. R. and Bahremand, F. and Sharifi, R. (2018) Report of a family with crimean-congo hemorrhagic fever following contact with frozen meat: A case seires study. Archives of Clinical Infectious Diseases, 13 (1).

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Abstract

Introduction: Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is caused by a tick-borne virus in the family of Bunyaviridae. A hard tick, in the genus of Hyalomma, is a reservoir and also a vector for CCHF virus. Infection in humans usually occurs by infected tick bite or through contact with infected animal tissues and blood. CCHF can also transmit from one infected person to another through contact with infectious blood or body fluids. Human-to human transmission is also reported as a nosocomial infection. Case Presentation: Here, we presented 5 patients from a family with Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, who got the illness at the same time when they cut the frozen meat together. Fortunately, all patients referred to hospital soon and received treatment during 24 to 72 hours after the first sign or symptom was presented. Conclusions: Frozen meat can transmit CCHFV to humans, which can be due to high viral load or a virus with high virulence in the infected animal tissues. © 2018, Kowsar Medical Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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Additional Information: Cited By :1 Export Date: 16 February 2020 Correspondence Address: Sharifi-Mood, B.; Infectious Diseases, Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine Research Center, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Boo-Ali HospitalIran; email: batoolsharifimood@yahoo.com
Uncontrolled Keywords: Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Infected Family Refrigerated Meat alanine aminotransferase aspartate aminotransferase ribavirin abdominal pain adult alanine aminotransferase blood level Article aspartate aminotransferase blood level case report clinical article clinical examination creatinine blood level Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever disease severity enzyme linked immunosorbent assay epistaxis female fever food contamination headache hematemesis hospital admission hospitalization human leukopenia male meat melena middle aged nausea partial thromboplastin time platelet count prothrombin time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction thrombocyte transfusion thrombocytopenia vomiting
Subjects: WC Communicable Diseases
Divisions: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: lib2 lib2 lib2
Date Deposited: 09 May 2020 08:44
Last Modified: 09 May 2020 08:44
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/17399

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