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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


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.