Iraq’s Crimean-Congo fever problem is growing

Discover the growing problem of Crimean-Congo fever in Iraq, with over 200 cases and 30 deaths reported so far this year. Find out why the disease primarily affects butchers and livestock breeders and learn about the urgent measures needed to control and prevent the spread of this incurable illness.

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Iraq has now seen 200 cases of Crimean-Congo fever since the beginning of the year. More than 30 people have died as a result of the disease, according to Iraq's health ministry.


194 people, mainly butchers and livestock breeders, have been infected by the virus, according to a Ministry of Agriculture research issued on Sunday.

More than 30 individuals have died from the Crimean-Congo fever since January, according to the state.

The Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever necessitates tightening slaughterhouse hygiene procedures and limiting the transportation of livestock across regions. Illnesses caused by infectious agents are incurable.

Despite the fact that most of the infections have occurred in Thi Qar, public health officials are still investigating the outbreak's roots.

According to the Ministry of Agriculture, the recent surge in infections is due to delayed pesticide treatment, random animal killing, and a lack of veterinarians. The most common symptoms are fever and bleeding.

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