Breastfeeding in Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever


Erbay A. , Cevik M. A. , Onguru P., Gozel G., Akinci E., Kubar A., ...More

SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES, vol.40, no.2, pp.186-188, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00365540701649554
  • Title of Journal : SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES
  • Page Numbers: pp.186-188

Abstract

Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is potentially a fatal disease transmitted by tick bite, close contact with blood or tissues of infected humans or viraemic livestock. We present the clinical course of 2 breastfeeding women with CCHF and their babies. Both the mothers had positive reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction for CCHF virus in blood and it was negative in breast milk. At follow-up, babies did not develop CCHF infection.