Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever: a first case from Abbottabad, Pakistan

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Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is a deadly viral disease that is endemic in some parts of Pakistan. We report here the first ever case of CCHF from Abbottabad. The patient presented with abdominal pain, hematemesis and low platelets, and died within 24 hours of admission. The diagnosis was confirmed by PCR for the CCHF virus. Because of the aggressive infection-control measures adopted, secondary and nosocomial spread was prevented. © 2008 International Society for Infectious Diseases.




Saleem, J., Usman, M., Nadeem, A., Sethi, S. A., & Salman, M. (2009). Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever: a first case from Abbottabad, Pakistan. International Journal of Infectious Diseases, 13(3).

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