Erzincan Binali Yıldırım University Faculty of Medicine Mengücek Gazi Training and Research Hospital Infectious Diseases Clinical Microbiology Department Head Assoc. Dr. Faruk Karakeçili said, “We, as Erzincan province, followed 30-40 patients every year, while we followed more than 100 patients during the pandemic period last year. said.
Assoc. Dr. Karakeçili told reporters at the hospital that cases of tick-borne Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) have started to come when the weather gets warmer.
Stating that 7 cases have been treated by hospitalization so far and there are 3 patients who are currently inpatient, Karakeçili said:
“CCHF disease, which is transmitted by ticks, is a disease that is seen in people who are engaged in animal husbandry, farming and traveling in rural areas. Therefore, due to the pandemic we are in, there is a return of people to rural areas and villages. Last year we were also experiencing a similar pandemic. We saw a serious increase in the number of patients. As Erzincan province, we followed 30-40 patients every year, while we followed more than 100 patients during the pandemic period last year, as people withdrew to rural areas. . “
Stating that Kovid-19 and CCHF findings are similar, Karakeçili completed his words as follows:
“Both of them can have fever, weakness, headache, muscle and joint pains. General body aches can be seen. We can see this in both diseases. I suggest them to be careful in this respect. They can not see ticks on them. The laboratory tests of the two diseases are similar to each other. I urge you to be careful in this respect, let’s pay attention to ticks. “