(ORDO NEWS) — Europeans are suffering from a deadly new virus. New cases of this dangerous fever are registered every day. The disease is called Crimea-Congo. There is no vaccine, scientists sound the alarm! This is reported by Horizon: The EU Research & Innovation Magazine.
It is known that the first tragic case was registered in 2016. One resident of Madrid was bitten by a tick in the park. After 48 hours, he was hospitalized with symptoms of fever. The victim is 62 years old, he was in intensive care for 9 days and died.
Why are doctors sounding the alarm over Crimea-Congo
In July last year, the situation was repeated. A Spaniard was hospitalized due to fever. Scientists are monitoring the migration of the virus and say it is spreading north. Fever is incredibly dangerous and can kill up to 40% of patients.
Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is transmitted to humans from a tick bite. Among its characteristic symptoms: hemorrhages under the skin and in internal organs. For the first time, its outbreak was registered in 1944 in the Crimea, hence part of the unusual name.
One tick is known to lay thousands of eggs. Young offspring feed on the blood of rabbits and birds. They migrate to different countries by taking advantage of birds. In this way, the fever can spread throughout Europe.
About the treatment of CCHL
There is no vaccine or universal pill for Crimean-Congo fever. That is why the mortality rate is so high. All that medicine can do in such cases is to offer intensive therapy and drink more fluids. Naturally, if a person’s body is weak, there are chronic diseases, then after the bite of an infected tick, there is a high probability of death.
It is also worth knowing that fever is transmitted from person to person through contact with an infected person or through saliva. The development of the vaccine began in Sweden back in 2017, but so far the pharmaceutical company cannot provide the world with this universal vaccination.
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