Emergencies preparedness, response

Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever in Turkey

8 August 2006

Between 1 January and 4 August 2006, 242 laboratory-confirmed cases, including 20 deaths (case-fatality rate (CFR), 8.3%), were reported by the Ministry of Health (MoH) of Turkey. These figures correspond to 92 and 9 newly reported cases and deaths, respectively, since the last update, current as of 30 June 2006.

One of the newly reported fatal cases was a health care worker who acquired the infection while treating CCHF cases in Corum province.

For the full report, please see the web site of the WHO Regional Office for Europe.

For more information about Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever, please see the WHO Fact Sheet.