1999 - Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever, Russian Federation (update)
26 July 1999
Disease Outbreak Reported
On 26 July, the Ministry of Health reported that Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever had been confirmed by laboratory tests. A total of 65 cases has been reported, with 6 deaths (3 of which were among children). Of those admitted to hospital, 44 have been discharged and 21 are still undergoing treatment.
There have been no new cases since 22 July, and the epidemic is localized. Transmission appears to have occurred mainly through reservoirs in the environment (ticks).