Laboratory management of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus infections: perspectives from two European networks

Researchers amalgamated the expertise of two European Union expert networks:  EMERGE (Efficient response to highly dangerous and emerging pathogens at EU level) and EVD-LabNet (Emerging Viral Diseases Laboratory Network), in order to select and analyze the relevant and some of controversial aspects of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) disease diagnostics with implications for laboratory management of human CCHF cases and any exposed contacts.

Molecular epidemiology and high mortality of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever in Oman: a re-emerging infection

The high mortality suggests that there is substantial under-diagnosis of milder cases. Preventive measures have been introduced to reduce risks of transmission to animal handlers and butchers and to maintain safety in healthcare settings.