In a follow-up on the Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) outbreak in Iraq this year, the Ministry of Health announced Friday that the total number of hemorrhagic fever cases has risen to 208.
The ministry’s spokesman, Saif Al-Badr, said in a statement that “a new infection was recorded in Nineveh governorate, bringing the total number to 208 cases, including 35 deaths.”
Al-Badr stressed that livestock breeders and butchers must take precautionary measures, especially with the arrival of Eid Al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice), and pay attention to symptoms, including high temperature, body pain, and intestinal colic.
Al-Badr noted that visiting the hospital when developing these symptoms can lead to a quick recovery before the disease develops to the stage of bleeding, which is the most dangerous.
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