Should You Worry About Tick Borne Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever In Spain?

Published: Sep 09, 2016

A 62-year-old man recently died in Madrid of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF), infecting an ICU nurse in the process and exposing many other health care workers to the dangerous virus. Two people are isolated and 200 are under observation. The death rate from infection is up to 40%, per WHO.

We are likely to see many more similar outbreaks in the near future, due to climate change and environmental destruction, as I’ll explain below.

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