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University of Nebraska Medical Center

Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever case reported in North Macedonia

Outbreak News Today The Institute of Public Health of the Republic of North Macedonia reported of a confirmed case of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) in  a 27-year-old woman from the village of Kuchica, municipality of Karbinci, Štip.

The patient presented with initial symptoms of the disease (high temperature up to 38.6°C, severe headache, malaise and vomiting) started on July 21. It was reported she had a tick bite two days earlier.

She was hospitalized in the infectious department of KB Shtip from July 23-25. Due to the deterioration of the condition, the patient was referred and hospitalized at the KIBFS in Skopje.

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