Man dies in Spain after contracting Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever from tick bite

(4 Posts)
Bookaboo Sat 03-Sep-16 08:38:00

Gosh this sounds horrendous:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/sep/01/spain-moves-to-contain-rare-outbreak-of-fatal-tick-borne-fever

I'd never heard of this disease being carried by ticks in parts of Europe before. Makes Lyme disease sound trivial.

Bookaboo Sat 03-Sep-16 08:38:42

Sorry here's the link again:
www.theguardian.com/world/2016/sep/01/spain-moves-to-contain-rare-outbreak-of-fatal-tick-borne-fever

paddypants13 Sat 03-Sep-16 08:45:47

Oh God, that sounds awful the poor man. We live in an area with a lot of deer and sheep and I worry about the children getting bitten. We have a cat too although we treat her with a spot on every month.

Bookaboo Sat 03-Sep-16 09:40:17

The nurse who was treating him contracted it and others are being monitored. Hoping she recovers. Most worrying how it can be spread from person to person and not just through a bite.

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