Citizens warned about CCHF disease

In the statement of Aydın Health Directorate; It was stated that CCHF cases in our country are seen in the spring and summer months, from the period when ticks, the main infectious disease, become active, and warned to be careful and sensitive. Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever is caused by a virus belonging to the Nairovirus group belonging to the Bunyaviridae family, carried by ticks, with symptoms such as fever, weakness, anorexia, myalgia, headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and in severe cases hemorrhage , which can cause death. The statement noted that it is an infectious disease of a nature that is transmitted from animals to humans.

CCHF cases are seen in our country in spring and summer, starting with the activation of ticks, the major infectious agents of the disease. The disease is seen in our country in harmony with the habitats of the contagious tick species. Supportive treatment options are the basis of treating the disease. Currently, there is no proven vaccine or drug-specific drug for disease prevention. Research into developing vaccines against the disease continues in our country. Research into the control of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever is carried out by our ministry within a programme. Since taking personal protective measures is paramount in combating the disease, our ministry is making intensive efforts to inform our citizens about the disease and preventive measures and to raise awareness in society.

The statement shared the ways of protection against hemorrhagic fever in Crimea: “When going to areas with a risk of ticks, such as fields, vineyards, gardens, forests and picnic areas, clothing that covers the body as much as possible should be worn. , trousers should be tucked into socks and ticks should be placed on clothing to prevent ticks from entering the body Light-colored clothing is preferred so that it can be seen comfortably person should check for ticks on his or her child’s body such as behind the ears, armpits, groin and knees, should remove it with an appropriate material such as cloth, plastic bag, gloves, by holding it from the nearest place.In cases where the person cannot remove the tick by himself, he should turn to the nearest health facility.It should be noted that the sooner the tick is removed, the lower the risk of transmission of the disease will be. Even if the animals in the areas where it is considered a disease appear healthy, they can transmit the disease. For this reason, blood, body fluids or animal tissues should not be touched with bare hands. Since the disease can be transmitted through the blood, bodily fluids and extracts of the infected persons, the persons who come into contact with the patient should take the necessary protective measures.

Persons who have been stuck with ticks for 10 days; The following statements were included in the statement stating that they should check for symptoms such as weakness, anorexia, fever, myalgia, headache, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea, and that if any of these symptoms occur, they should immediately apply to the nearest healthcare institution;

“Ticks, which are the carriers, hiders and infectors of the microbe that causes the disease, are arthropod animals that do not fly, do not jump and climb the body by walking from the ground. Ticks that attach to the body or are allowed on animals never be killed or exploded with bare hands Substances such as cigarettes, cologne, kerosene, etc. Casting should not be done, as this causes the tick to contract and transfer its body contents to the person who sucked the blood.

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