Rural governates report tick-borne infections in Iraq

The death toll from tick-borne infection Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) has risen to seven since early 2021 and cases are three times higher than in previous years. The governate of Dhi Qar has reported the majority of both infections and deaths from among the endemic regions of the country’s rural south over the period; all confirmed cases occurred in people working in the livestock industry. The same ProMED CCHF alert reports that warmer weather in Tokat and Kelkit Valley in Turkey’s north has prompted doctors to warn that tick bites are a seasonal risk for people venturing into the countryside. While in Georgia, three people are receiving treatment for CCHF in a Tbilisi hospital. Read more

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