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Lassa and Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever in Mali

Baumann, J., Knüpfer, M., Ouedraogo, J., Traoré, B. Y., Heitzer, A., Kané, B….Wölfel, R. (2019). Lassa and Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Viruses, Mali. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 25(5), 999-1002. 

“…..We detected LASV RNA in blood samples from 2 patients, a 5-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl. Both children were treated for episodes of high fever during September–October 2016 at the Hôpital du Mali……..Using reverse transcription quantitative PCR, we detected acute CCHFV infection in 2 patients hospitalized at Hospital Gabriel Touré in April 2017, a 1-year-old boy (cycle threshold 32.74) and a 2-year-old boy (cycle threshold 36.95)…….”


Spain: 2 cases (1 fatal) of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF).


Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever – Spain – 2016

Opening date: 1 September 2016

Latest update: 2 September 2016

Spanish health authorities report two cases (one fatal) of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF). The fatal case had no travel history to exotic countries but had noticed a tick bite after a walk in the countryside. The second case is an intensive care unit (ICU) nurse who had been involved in caring for the patient and who is currently hospitalized.

 Photo of Ixodid tick



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