Talk:Crimean–Congo hemorrhagic fever

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References[edit]

Referencing was a complete mess. I've changed it to follow the standards for most academic articles. --Gak 22:02, 15 October 2006 (UTC)

worth a check[edit]

I recall that sometime between 1999 and 2005 two american soldiers stationed in Kosovo contracted the disease. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Szekely janos (talkcontribs) 15:14, 11 May 2009 (UTC)

removed false information[edit]

The following sentence was removed as the reference given did not have any information to support it. The reference was a United Press International article that said 1 person contracted CCHF in Sivas and died of CCHF in Istanbul. The incident led to widespread scare in Istanbul and 500 people admitted to various hospitals. There is no mention of 20 people dying in 2008.

"Early 2008 20 people have already died of the disease."

false reference: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2008/05/20/Tick_bite_disease_scare_floods_hospitals/UPI-59201211319896/ Tick bite scare in Turkey

added history[edit]

Added interesting history on the naming of the virus using information supplied by personal communication with one of the virologist involved in early identification.(Jtamad (talk) 18:39, 15 February 2010 (UTC))

Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever in Turkey[edit]

Hi I just came across this news article in which doctors in Turkey have taken a drastic & most likely experimental? measure to treat a person who has been bitten by a tick (Turkish: Kene) carrying the Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (Turkish: KKKA).

According to the news report by TRT the person who has been infected has had their blood cleaned of the virus and is expected to make a full recovery within a few days of hospital rest. The article explains that the patient had begun to show signs of organ failure & that doctors had decided to use this method as a sort of last hope solution. The report also reports that this method of treatment is a first in Turkey.

I am new to wiki editing so I will leave it to the professional who has created/updates this page.

I believe it is important to add this to the Wikipedia article page as significantly high cases continue to be reported in the republic of Turkey.

Thanks AussieSkeptic82 (talk) 05:35, 30 August 2010 (UTC)