Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever among Health Care Workers, Turkey


Celikbas A. K. , Dokuzoguz B., Baykam N., Gok S. E. , Eroglu M. N. , Midilli K. , ...Daha Fazla

EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES, cilt.20, ss.477-479, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 20 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3201/eid2003.131353
  • Dergi Adı: EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.477-479

Özet

We investigated 9 cases of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (1 fatal, 2 asymptomatic) among health care workers in Turkey. Needlestick injuries were reported for 4 workers. Eight received ribavirin. In addition to standard precautions, airborne infection isolation precautions are essential during aerosol-generating procedures. For postexposure prophylaxis and therapy, ribavirin should be given.