The health Ministry of Iraq has revealed that there are upwards of 90 instances of VHF (Viral Hemorrhagic Fever) registered in the medical institutions of the country. This includes 18 fatalities. 

 Sayf al-Badr, the spokesman for the Health Ministry in a press conference said that there has been a worrying rise in the cases of VHF in the country. The registered number of cases may go up if other cases come up in the next 24 hours. 

The very first case of VHF was found in April in the city of Dhi Qar and of late more number of cases were found in other provinces of the country. 

VHF is a part of a group of diseases that have at their root different viruses, and this includes the Ebola virus too. The Ebola virus has the potential to affect many different organs simultaneously, leading to bleeding and fever. 

The Health Ministry of Iraq has not yet stated which virus is to blame for this latest spate of infections. 

It could possibly be due to a mutation of the Coronavirus and if so it needs a serious introspection and investigation. 

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