Spain wants outbreak Crimea-Congovirus prevent

Spain wants outbreak Crimea-Congovirus prevent

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The health authorities in Spain are trying to avoid the deadly Crimean-Congovirus spreads.

On August 25, died of a 62-year-old man in the Gregorio Marañon Hospital in Madrid to the virus that is transmitted by ticks.

A nurse from the intensive care unit, who treated him is infected, writes the ministry of Health Thursday night on its website.

She is isolated and her condition would be stable. People who with the two patients have been in contact, are also monitored.


The Crimea-Congovirus is regular in Africa, the Balkans,the Middle East and parts of Asia. Who becomes infected with the virus shows first ordinary griepverschijnselen. Later, internal bleeding.

The virus can be transmitted by an infected tick, but may also be by contact with body fluids such as blood and vomit of infected persons to be transferred.

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