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.
- Foodborne parasites in the US
- Anti-vaccine arguments rebutted
- Lyme disease: New research on Borrelia burgdorferi persistence
- Naegleria fowleri: Study on death estimates, treatment success and the northward expansion of infections
- Outbreaks and the role of health promotion
- Guinea worm disease: A discussion about the ‘fiery serpent’
- Antibiotic resistance, the ‘post-antibiotic era’ and improving antibiotic stewardship
- Pandemic vs epidemic: What’s the difference and why does it matter?
- Diphtheria: A short history, the disease, treatment and the success of the vaccines
- Lymphatic filariasis in Nigeria: The battle against the disfiguring parasitic disease
- Tickborne diseases: Laboratory diagnosis and treatment
Intro music: “Rapture” by Ross Bugden