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    Iraq says 7 dead from Congo fever since start of 2021
    18 hours ago
    AFP @afp

    NASIRIYAH, Iraq - Seven people have died from the Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever since the start of last year after coming into contact with livestock in southern Iraq, health authorities said Monday.

    "Over the past year and the first months of this year, we have counted seven deaths and an eighth person who is seriously ill in the province of Dhi Qar," said regional public health director Hussein Ryad.

    Dhi Qar is a rural southern province known for rearing cattle, sheep and goats, all of which are potential carriers of the Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever, also known as Congo fever.

    All the victims worked in the livestock sector, Ryad told AFP, adding that the most recent death was at the start of this year...

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      Baghdad warns of an increase in deaths from the epidemic, for which there is no cure
      Nadia Barnett April 25, 2022 3 min read

      Elaf from London: The Iraqi Ministry of Health on Monday warned of a possible outbreak of hemorrhagic fever in the country, after which there was no cure for the disease, and the death toll from the disease has reached 40 percent.

      The Ministry of Health confirmed today that “more than 10 isolated cases have been reported in several governorates in Iraq, but the worst affected is Governor The South, where three deaths have been reported.”

      Ministry spokesman Saif al-Badr said in a statement to the official agency that “the role of the Ministry of Health is to provide early detection of cases and provide the necessary health care, as well as education and awareness of the disease,” emphasizing the importance of early detection of the disease. Dangerous and can cause up to one percent death. If there is a delay in reviewing health institutions, it can reach 40%, stressing the readiness of the ministry. Companies to deal with events such as infectious diseases...


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            Iraq takes measures to control Congo fever outbreak
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            Chenar Chalak

            ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - Iraq has taken measures to curb the recent Congo hemorrhagic fever outbreak that has spread in its southern provinces infecting over a dozen of people, an official governmental statement read on Thursday.

            The Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, also known as Congo fever, is tick-borne and causes severe hemorrhaging. It appeared in Iraq years ago, before disappearing.

            People are often infected after they come into contact with the blood of infected animals, often after slaughtering livestock.

            The fever started reappearing again in Iraq last year, sparking fear among locals.

            The agriculture ministry on Thursday stated that veterinary clinics across all Iraqi provinces have been armed with pesticides to combat the tick, also adding that they continue their ongoing control campaigns of spraying livestock and barns with pesticides to eliminate the threat of the fever.

            The ministry urged the public to buy meat from legally licensed slaughterhouses, reassuring them that there was no threat of buying meat if the process has been conducted under the supervision of veterinarian staff.

            Iraq recorded four deaths and 18 cases of the infection since the start of the year, Saif al-Badr, spokesperson for Iraq’s health ministry, told state media on Tuesday.

            The southern province of Dhi Qar, widely regarded as the source of the disease in Iraq, recorded the highest number of infections. The area is known for rearing cattle, sheep and goats, all of which are potential carriers of the disease.

            No cases of the fever have been recorded in the Kurdistan Region....


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                First Congo hemorrhagic fever case recorded in Kirkuk
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                ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - Kirkuk recorded the first case of Congo hemorrhagic fever, a health official told Rudaw on Sunday as Iraq’s southern provinces see an outbreak of the infection.

                The Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, also known as Congo fever, is tick-borne and causes severe hemorrhaging.

                People are often infected after they are exposed to the blood of infected animals, often after slaughtering livestock.

                Kirkuk Health Director Nabil Hamdi Bushnaq said the new case is a butcher who works in the province and has now been isolated in a hospital...


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                  Northern Iraq registers Congo fever death
                  AFP, Baghdad
                  Published: 06 May ,2022: 08:35 PM GST Updated: 06 May ,2022: 08:42 PM GST

                  Iraqi authorities said one person died on Friday of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever as cases of the virus spread to the country’s north.

                  Iraq has registered at least six deaths from around 20 cases of the illness, also known as Congo fever, since early April, according to health ministry figures.

                  Health authorities in Kirkuk, north of Baghdad, announced the province’s first death from the illness on Friday...


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                      Iraq reports 40 hemorrhagic fevers cases, 8 deaths
                      IANS | May 07, 2022 10:18 AM

                      BAGHDAD: The Iraqi Ministry of Health has said that about 40 cases of viral hemorrhagic fever (VHF) were registered in the country, eight of whom have died.

                      Twenty-three infections and five deaths were registered in Iraq's southern province of Dhi Qar, Xinhua news agency reported, citing a statement by the ministry's spokesman Sayf al-Badr.

                      Al-Badr said the latest death was confirmed earlier Friday in the northern province of Kirkuk.

                      The first VHF case was detected in Dhi Qar last month and later appeared in several provinces, he added...


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                        Congo fever infection cases, deaths top in Iraq’s Dhi Qar
                        Amr Salem May 8, 2022 27 3 min

                        Baghdad ( – The Health Department of Dhi Qar Governorate announced Sunday it recorded the highest rate of infection cases and deaths of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever than the rest of other governorates.

                        Director of Public Health Department in Dhi Qar Hussein Riyadh, in a press statement to Baghdad Today News Agency, said that the governorate recorded 28 cases infected with hemorrhagic fever and five deaths since the emergence of the disease at the beginning of this year.

                        “Dhi Qar has the highest rates of infection compared to other governorates because of the great effort exerted by teams belong to Dhi Qar Public Health Department to get accurate numbers,” Riyadh added...


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                            Iraq records 12 deaths from Congo fever
                            Published: 10 May ,2022: 06:07 PM GST Updated: 10 May ,2022: 06:22 PM GST

                            Iraq has recorded at least 12 deaths from Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever since the start of the year, health authorities said Tuesday amid efforts to contain the spread of the virus.

                            “The total number of cases of hemorrhagic fever is 55, including 12 recorded deaths,” health ministry spokesman Seif al-Badr told a news conference...


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