Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever among Health Care Workers, Turkey


Celikbas A. K., Dokuzoguz B., Baykam N., Gok Ş., Eroglu M. N., MİDİLLİ K., ...More

EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES, vol.20, no.3, pp.477-479, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.3201/eid2003.131353
  • Journal Name: EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.477-479
  • Yozgat Bozok University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

We investigated 9 cases of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (1 fatal, 2 asymptomatic) among health care workers in Turkey. Needlestick injuries were reported for 4 workers. Eight received ribavirin. In addition to standard precautions, airborne infection isolation precautions are essential during aerosol-generating procedures. For postexposure prophylaxis and therapy, ribavirin should be given.