[Source: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal, full page: (LINK). Abstract, edited.]
Volume 25, Number 8—August 2019 / Research Letter
Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever, Herat Province, Afghanistan, 2017
Aziz-ur-Rahman Niazi, Mohammad Jawed Jawad, Ahmad Amirnajad, Peter A. Durr, and David T. Williams
Author affiliations: Herat University, Herat, Afghanistan (A.-u.-R. Niazi, M.J. Jawad); Department of Public Health, Herat (A. Amirnajad); CSIRO,; Australian Animal Health Laboratory, Geelong, Victoria, Australia (P.A. Durr, D.T. Williams)
We studied the clinical and epidemiologic features of an outbreak of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever in Herat Province, Afghanistan. The study comprised 63 patients hospitalized in 2017. The overall case-fatality rate was 22.2%; fatal outcome was significantly associated with a negative IgM test result, longer prothrombin time, and nausea.
Keywords: CCHF; Afghanistan.