A case of brucellosis mimicking Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever

Metin O., Teke T. A. , Aydin Z. G. , Kaman A., Oz F. N. , Bayhan G. I. , ...More

JOURNAL OF INFECTION AND PUBLIC HEALTH, vol.8, no.3, pp.302-304, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Brucellosis is a zoonotic disease caused by Brucella spp. that is transmitted to humans by the ingestion of unpasteurized milk and other dairy products from infected animals or through dose contact with secretions. Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is a tick-borne disease caused by a virus that is transmitted to humans by ixoid tick bites, contact with blood and tissue of infected animals or contact with infected humans. The symptoms of brucellosis are non-specific; it can mimic other diseases. In this paper, we present a case of brucellosis that was initially evaluated as CCHF. We emphasize that brucellosis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of CCHF, especially in endemic countries. (C) 2014 King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences. Published by Elsevier Limited. AU rights reserved.