Crimean–Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is a widespread tick-borne viral disease, a zoonosis of domestic animals and wild animals, that may affect humans. The pathogenic virus, especially common in East and West Africa, is a member of the Bunyaviridae family of RNA viruses. Clinical disease is rare in infected mammals, but commonly severe in infected humans, with a 30% mortality rate. Outbreaks of illness are usually attributable to handling infected animals or people.
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... A case reported in the 12th century of a hemorrhagic disease from what is now Tajikistan may have been the first known case of Crimean–Congo hemorrhagic fever ... scientists first identified the disease they called Crimean hemorrhagic fever in 1944 and established its viral etiology by passage of the virus through human "volun ... The International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses proposed the name Congo-Crimean hemorrhagic fever virus, but the Soviets insisted on Crimean–Congo hemorrhagic fever virus ...
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