Non-fatal case of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever imported into the United Kingdom (ex Bulgaria)

Authors:

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

Abstract:

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.

Journal:

Eurosurveillance

Year:

2014

PMID:

25108534

Hyperlink:

http://www.eurosurveillance.org/ViewArticle.aspx?ArticleId=20864

Research Themes:

Clinical Surveillance, Pathogen Discovery