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Short report: Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever outbreak in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, February 2002.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14628945     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A nosocomial outbreak of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever occurred in Rawalpindi, Pakistan in February 2002. The identified index case died shortly after admission to a hospital. Two of the health care workers became secondary cases; one of them died on day 13 after coming in contact with the index case. The other secondary case was successfully treated with oral ribavirin.
Authors:
Muhammad Nauman Athar; Haider Zaigham Baqai; Masood Ahmad; Mohammad Ali Khalid; Naghman Bashir; Ahsan Maqbool Ahmad; Abbas Hayat Balouch; Kaukab Bashir
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene     Volume:  69     ISSN:  0002-9637     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg.     Publication Date:  2003 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-11-21     Completed Date:  2003-12-10     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370507     Medline TA:  Am J Trop Med Hyg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  284-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Medicine, Holy Family Hospital, Rawalpindi Medical College, Satellite Town, Rawalpindi, Pakistan. drnaumanathar@yahoo.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Administration, Oral
Adult
Antiviral Agents / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use
Cross Infection*
Diagnosis, Differential
Disease Outbreaks
Fatal Outcome
Female
Hemorrhagic Fever Virus, Crimean-Congo / isolation & purification
Hemorrhagic Fever, Crimean / diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  epidemiology,  transmission*
Humans
Infectious Disease Transmission, Patient-to-Professional*
Male
Pakistan / epidemiology
Ribavirin / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antiviral Agents; 36791-04-5/Ribavirin

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