Non-fatal case of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever imported into the United Kingdom (ex Bulgaria)
Lumley S, Atkinson B, Dowall SD, Pitman JK, Staplehurst S, Busuttil J, Simpson AJ, Aarons EJ, Petridou C, Nijjar M, Glover S, Brooks TJ, Hewson R
Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) was diagnosed in a United Kingdom traveller who returned from Bulgaria in June 2014. The patient developed a moderately severe disease including fever, headaches and petechial rash. CCHF was diagnosed following identification of CCHF virus (CCHFV) RNA in a serum sample taken five days after symptom onset. Sequence analysis of the CCHFV genome showed that the virus clusters within the Europe 1 clade, which includes viruses from eastern Europe.