Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever: Introduction

Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is a widespread disease caused by a tick-borne virus that can result in severe viral haemorrhagic fever outbreaks, with case fatality rates of 10–40%. CCHF is endemic in Africa, the Balkans, the Middle East and Asian countries south of the 50th parallel north – the geographical limit of the principal tick vector. This course provides a general introduction to CCHF and is intended for frontline responders engaged in preventing and managing outbreaks.

**Please note: This course was developed in 2018. For the latest updates, please refer to the relevant health topics on the WHO website.

Self-paced
Language: English
Basic (Basique), Normative

Course information

Overview: Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is a widespread disease caused by a tick-borne virus that can result in severe viral haemorrhagic fever outbreaks, with case fatality rates of 10–40%. CCHF is endemic in Africa, the Balkans, the Middle East and Asian countries south of the 50th parallel north – the geographical limit of the principal tick vector. This course provides a general introduction to CCHF and is intended for frontline responders engaged in preventing and managing outbreaks.

Learning objectives: By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • describe signs, symptoms and transmission of Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever (CCHF);
  • list four prevention and control measures; and
  • describe areas where CCHF is a public health concern.

Course duration: Approximately 1 hour.

Certificates: A Confirmation of Participation is available to participants who complete at least 80% of the course materials.

Course contents

  • Introduction to Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever:

    This module provides an introductory-level overview of the disease.

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Certificate Requirements

  • Gain a Confirmation of Participation by completing at least 80% of the course material.