Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever disease due to tick bite with very long incubation periods

Creative Commons License

KAYA A., ENGİN A., GÜVEN A. S. , İÇAĞASIOĞLU F. D. , Cevit O., ELALDI N., ...Daha Fazla

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES, cilt.15, sa.7, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 15 Konu: 7
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.ijid.2011.03.007


Background: Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is a zoonotic viral disease with a high mortality rate, and is one of the viral hemorrhagic fever syndromes. The average mortality rate of CCHF is 3-30%. Research indicates that the longest incubation period after a tick bite is 12 days in CCHF disease. However, in clinical practice, we encounter patients with CCHF as a result of tick bites with much longer incubation periods (max. 53 days) than those reported in the literature. We present herein CCHF cases presumably infected through tick bites and having incubation periods longer than the upper limit reported in the literature.