Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever – Brazil
A characteristic sign of this disease is the appearance of red spots on the upper limbs.
Known as ‘tick disease’, the disease is transmitted through the saliva of ticks.
If someone reports a high fever in the area, they should tell the doctor where they have been.Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever is a disease caused by a tick-borne virus. The virus is widespread in Asia, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Madagascar.
Prevention is by avoiding tick bites, but also agricultural, slaughterhouse, and veterinarians are at risk of catching the disease through contact with animals. Human-to-human transmission is also possible.
The virus may have evolved around 1500-1100 BC. It is thought that changing climate and agricultural practices near this time could be behind its evolution. In 1944, Soviet scientists first identified the disease they called Crimean hemorrhagic fever in Crimea.
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