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    Patient in Spain’s Salamanca Hospital in Critical Condition After Tick Bite Infection
    By Pepi Sappal -
    12 June 2020 @ 07:49

    A middle-aged man from Salamanca has been hospitalised with Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever and infection having been bitten by a tick.

    HE is still very sick and in a critical condition at the Salamanca Clinic Hospital. Nine other people who have had contact with him are also under observation.

    The Minister of Health of Castille and Leon, Veronica Casado, has explained today during a press conference that the patient was bitten at the end of May in a pine forest in the province of Salamanca. However, the infection wasn’t confirmed until Wednesday this week...

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    Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever virus reappears in Spain

    There are no reasons for alarm, yes to take precautions ...

    By Isabel Garc?a Fern?ndez de Mera , researcher. SECTI, UCLM's Own Plan. Animal Health, University of Castilla-La Mancha ::

    On August 13, a new fatal case of Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) was known in Spain. A 69-year-old man from Salamanca had presented nonspecific symptoms for which he was undergoing treatment. His condition worsened until he was admitted to the hospital. There they discovered a blackish lesion on one leg, right where in previous days he had suffered a tick bite. The patient died days before the diagnosis was known.

    The CCHF virus , classified in group 4 -maximum biological risk-, causes a zoonotic disease that has a highly variable fatality rate between strains and depending on the patient's health status. It is the virus transmitted by ticks with the greatest geographic distribution in the world, and affects both people and domestic and wild animals. The question is: should we worry?

    Situation of CCHF in Spain


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