Düzce University (DU) Faculty of Medicine, Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Assoc. Dr. Nevin İnce stated in his written statement that CCHF disease progresses with symptoms such as fever, weakness, anorexia, muscle pain, headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and, in severe cases, bleeding.
Stating that CCHF, which attracted attention for the first time in Tokat and its surroundings, mostly concentrated in the north of Central Anatolia, Central Black Sea and the north of Eastern Anatolia, İnce said, “It is seen in the neighbors of Düzce region, Karabük, Bartın, Bolu and its districts, but there is no CCHF diagnosed in Düzce region yet It should be questioned whether there is tick attachment in patients who present with fever and weakness after being in rural areas in these regions. ” used the expression.
Stating that when traveling to areas that are risky in terms of ticks, such as thin fields, vineyards, gardens, forests and picnic areas, it is necessary to wear body-covering clothes as much as possible in order to prevent ticks from entering the body, and made the following warnings:
“Trousers should be tucked into socks and also light colored clothes should be preferred so that ticks can be seen comfortably on the dress. When returning from risky areas in terms of ticks, the person should check whether there are ticks on the body (including behind the ear, armpits, groin and back of the knee) If the tick is attached, it should be removed from the closest place where it is attached to the body with appropriate material, provided that it does not touch it with bare hands. “
“It should not be touched with bare hands”
Pointing out that ticks in areas where the disease is common can transmit the disease even if they look healthy, İnce said, “For this reason, animals should not touch their blood, body fluids or tissues with bare hands. Early removal of the tick will reduce the risk of infection. . ” gave the information.
Assoc. Dr. He emphasized that it is important for people who come into contact with the patient to take precautions with protective equipment such as masks, gloves and gowns.
“Ticks should watch themselves for 10 days in terms of symptoms such as weakness, loss of appetite, fever, muscle pain, headache, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. Ticks attached to the body or on animals should never be killed or exploded with bare hands. , spilling substances such as cologne and kerosene should not be done because it will cause the tick to contract and transfer its body contents to the person it sucks blood.