Undiagnosed hemorrhagic disease – Iraq

In Iraq, at least 40 confirmed cases of hemorrhagic fever have been reported, with eight people dying. The pathogen is primarily spread by mouse-like rodents that carry the infection.

Hemorrhagic fever is a viral infection that causes systemic damage to small blood vessels, hemorrhagic diathesis, hemodynamic disorders, and kidney damage that leads to acute renal failure.

Photo: Artist rendering of a pathogen.

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