Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) in Mali
14 Feb 2020
On 4 February 2020, the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs in Mali reported an outbreak of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) in Mopti District in the south east of the country near the border with Burkina Faso. Between 5 January and 2 February 2020, a total of 14 suspected CCHF cases (including seven deaths) were reported.
Advice for Travellers
CCHF is a viral haemorrhagic fever found in over 30 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. It presents a low risk to the average traveller; it is spread by infected ticks from an animal reservoir such as cattle, sheep and goats. CCHF can also be transmitted by contact with the blood or body fluids of an infected animal or person. Avoidance of tick bites is essential in risk areas.
For further information see Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever.