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what is the risk for crimean congo hemorrhagic fever pandemic?


Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is a viral haemorrhagic fever of the Nairovirus group. Although primarily a zoonosis, sporadic cases and outbreaks of CCHF affecting humans do occur. The disease is endemic in many countries in Africa, Europe and Asia, and during 2001, cases or outbreaks have been recorded in Kosovo, Albania, Iran, Pakistan, and South Africa.
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The risk of a pandemic is very slight. CCHF is transmitted via ticks, or blood. The fact of the matter is that if a disease is to become a truly dangerous pandemic, it must have aerosol transmission (eg. sneezing, coughing, etc.). The odds of many people coming into contact with the blood of an infected person are slight, at best. Furthermore, with the quarantine procedures that would be implemented, the odds of any hemmorhagic fever becoming a pandemic or not good at all. There are far more dangerous and more easily transmittable diseases than CCHF. Your concern would be far better suited to a disease that infects the nose, throat, or lungs.  (+ info)

What are the chances of hemorrhagic fever spreading?


The African Ebola virus to be specific.

I know that right now its only in parts of africa (as of most disease are) but there have been outbreaks in the u.s.
should we worry about the outbreaks?
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I agree with Kenny. He knows what he's talking about. Listen to him.  (+ info)

What is the difference between the Ebola virus and Hemorrhagic Fever?


What are the differences and where was each last found? Not only where in the world is it found, but in the body.

I'm in a hurry and dont have time to research it. Thanks.
Oh, its like the same thing. So then i guess the REAL question would be, what is the difference between Ebola/Hemorrhagic Fever and Marburg?
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the Ebola viruse CAUSES hemmorhagic fever. It is most prevalent on many parts of the African continent, and it affects the entire body as it is blood born.  (+ info)

What caused the outbreak of Bolivian Hemorrhagic Fever?


Was there something that say, "exploded" that caused the disease to spread? What was the starting point?
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well the contaminated from the rivers in argentina. although there is circomspection that it originated from mexicos del rio.  (+ info)

how'll someone get Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever instead of Dengue Fever? only after repeated bites by mosquitoes?


i would like to know that why dengue fever is divided into DF and DHF? is it for the different approach of managements? how will someone get DHF instead of DF? i read in some literatures saying that only after repeated bites by the mosquito,DHF will only develop in the patient?is that true?any experimental evidence to support that? hoping for a reply,thank you very much.
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you could catch both from being bitten by a female aedes aegypti mosquito. those terms were used to describe the stage in which the patient is in. DHF/dengue hemorrhagic fever means its getting worse. in dengue you watch for 2 things, initially we note a decrease in the platelet count, then there is a hemoconcentration later on as seen by elevated hematocrit levels. that is the time you worry over bleeding tendencies when both decrease in platelet and hemoconcentration are present.  (+ info)

How do you know about Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever?


I'm a medical student.and i face so many child with case of DHF.It is common our country and we care them not to get dengue shock syndrome.i want to know how you treat and prevent the DHF.
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Why virus, such as hemorrhagic fever will attack human eyes first?


I wanted to the fact about the virus. I search through internet cannot find it.Thank for help.
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well, the blood vessels in the eye are small and visible, so it will appear to affect the eyes first?  (+ info)

What causes arthralgia and myalgia in Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever?


Your muscles and joints ache because your body is using all of its energy to fight off infection, not to take care of your muscles and joints. It is like when you have the flu and your body aches, it because your body is trying to fight the infection using all the resources it can.  (+ info)

Why do hemorrhagic fevers make you bleed?


What is the exact mechanism that causes you to hemorrhage? And what cells to hemorrhagic fevers target, specifically Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever?

Thanks!
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Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever targets human monocyte-dendritic cells, which aid the immune system and the vascular system control. Hemorrhagic fevers cause you to bleed by damaging these types of vascular cells, thus making bleeding harder to control and weakening the blood vessel walls. When the blood vessels are weakened, the blood vessels burst.

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what is the difference between ebola and hemorrhagic fever?


Hemorrhagic fever= VHF are five distinct families of RNA viruses Arenaviridae,Filoviridae,Bunyaviridae,Togauividae and Flavtviridae. All types can progress to high fevers also bleeding disorders can cause shock and death. Some cause mild illness.
Ebola: this is a group of viruses Filovirdae this is deadly for all humans and animals this disease will kill by shock or organ failure This is a vicious killing disease. Around 1,850 cases with over 1,200 deaths since this was discovered.   (+ info)

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