Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever: Introduction

11. Mai 2018 at 09:58

Start: Anytime, online course

Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is a widespread disease caused by a tick-borne virus that can result in severe viral haemorrhagic fever outbreaks, with case fatality rates of 10–40%. CCHF is endemic in Africa, the Balkans, the Middle East and Asian countries south of the 50th parallel north – the geographical limit of the principal tick vector. This course provides a general introduction to CCHF and is intended for frontline responders engaged in preventing and managing outbreaks.

Overview: Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is a widespread disease caused by a tick-borne virus that can result in severe viral haemorrhagic fever outbreaks, with case fatality rates of 10–40%. CCHF is endemic in Africa, the Balkans, the Middle East and Asian countries south of the 50th parallel north – the geographical limit of the principal tick vector. This course provides a general introduction to CCHF and is intended for frontline responders engaged in preventing and managing outbreaks.

Learning objectives: By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • describe signs, symptoms and transmission of Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever (CCHF);
  • list four prevention and control measures; and
  • describe areas where CCHF is a public health concern.

General Information
Startanytime, online course

Language: English

Level: Basic

Course duration: Approximately 1 hour.

Find more information on the course on the WHO-Website.


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