Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Omsk Hemorrhagic Fever

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_2202



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Omsk hemorrhagic fever occurs in Siberia with related diseases possibly occurring in the Ukraine and North Rumania. It is caused by the OHF virus (  Flavivirus , group B) and is associated with the tick species Dermacentor pictus,   D. marginatus , Ixodes persulcatus, I. apronophorus, and I. ricinus. The incubation period is 3–7 days. Frequently, there is atypical bronchopnemonia, hemorrhagic rash, and extensive internal hemorrhage. Mortality rates are 0.5–3 %.

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