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Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) was diagnosed in a United Kingdom traveller who returned from Bulgaria in June 2014. The patient developed a moderately severe disease including fever, headaches and petechial rash. CCHF was diagnosed following identification of CCHF virus (CCHFV) RNA in a serum sample taken five days after symptom onset. Sequence analysis of the CCHFV genome showed that the virus clusters within the Europe 1 clade, which includes viruses from eastern Europe.

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Euro surveillance : bulletin Europeen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin

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Research Department, Microbiology Services Division, Public Health England, Porton Down, Salisbury, United Kingdom.


Humans, Hemorrhagic Fever Virus, Crimean-Congo, Hemorrhagic Fever, Crimean, Headache, Fever, DNA, Viral, Antibodies, Viral, Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction, Travel, Aged, Bulgaria, United Kingdom