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Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever: Increasing spread predicted

Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) is caused by a dangerous tick-borne virus, (Nairovirus) of the Bunyaviridae family, that is endemic in Africa, the Balkans, the Middle East and Asian countries south of the 50th parallel north – the geographical limit of the principal tick vector.

In Sept. 2016, we reported on the first local transmission of the tick-borne infection, Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) in Spain.

In an radio interview that month, infectious disease physician and Forbes contributor, Dr. Judy Stone, joined me to discuss the ABCs of CCHF and how climate change and the destruction of the environment put us at risk for the spread of emerging infections like CCHF and others.

Should You Worry About Tick Borne Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever In Spain?

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