Ahmedabad, India: Seven people succumbs to crimean-congo hemorrhagic fever

Posted on July 24, 2012 • Filed under: India, Travel News

AHMEDABAD: Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) has claimed seven lives in Gujarat. And according to the state government, about 18 people have been affected by CCHF. Replying to a question from Vadodara City MLA Bhupendra Lakhawala, the government said that after an incubation period of one to three days following a tick bite, flu-like symptoms appear, which may resolve in a week. In up to 75 per cent of cases, however, signs of hemorrhage appear three to five days after the onset of the illness if it is not contained properly. Officials said that symptoms characterizing the initial stage of CCHF include mood instability, agitation, and mental confusion. Other signs are nosebleed, bloody urine vomiting, and black stools. Read article

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