A fatal case of healthcare associated Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever with severe disease and multi-organ failure

Authors:

Sunbul M, Esen S, Fletcher TE, Dilek A, Guler N, Beeching NJ, Leblebicioglu H

Abstract:

We read with interest the recent article by Grillet et al., simulating difficulties in intensive care procedures due to the personal protective equipment required for Ebola.1 Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is a major emerging infectious disease threat and in Turkey, where the majority of worldwide cases are reported each year, cases are managed with full access to critical care support.2 Isolated imported cases of CCHF or outbreaks in countries lacking CCHF experience present particular infection control challenges,3 and the benefit and evidence for ribavirin or other post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) options is lacking.

Journal:

Journal of Infection

Year:

2016

PMID:

26493271

Hyperlink:

http://www.journalofinfection.com/article/S0163-4453(15)00334-5/abstract

Research Themes:

Clinical Surveillance