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New strain of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever: the disease is approaching, two new cases detected in Spain this week

Spanish health authorities have reported new cases of this disease which kills up to 40% of those infected.

New cases of new strain of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever were detected in Spain this week. Wednesday, the media Telecinco reported that a patient had to be admitted to the regional hospital of Ponferrada, in the province of León.

It is also in the north-west of Spain that the second case of the new strain of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever has been identified. The infected person was treated at Pays Basque last Thursday, July 21. The patient was transferred to the high biological security unit of the University Hospital of San Sebastián, still indicates Telecinco. Both patients caught the disease after been bitten by a tick.

A patient with hemorrhagic fever from Crimea del Congo ha sido trasladado al Hospital Universitario Donostia de Osakidetzahttps://t.co/fecd87I3xs

— Informativos Telecinco (@informativost5) July 22, 2022

No vaccine

This new strain of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever was discovered in Russia in June. A disease whose fatality rate can reach up to 40%. It can be passed from person to person through contact with blood, secretions or other bodily fluids.

The main symptoms are:

  • feverof the myalgia (muscle aches),
  • dizziness,
  • stiffness and pains of the necke,
  • back pain,
  • headaches,
  • eye sensitivity and photophobia (sensation of discomfort caused by light).

There is currently no safe, effective and widely available vaccine against this disease.

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