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Baghdad ( – The Iraqi Ministry of Health on Thursday revealed what it described as important and serious developments in relation to the hemorrhagic fever in Iraq.

Hemorrhagic fever is a very dangerous disease and is transmitted by direct contact with infected cattle and by ticks, Health Ministry spokesman Saif Al-Badr told Alsumaria News.

Al-Badr explained that Dhi Qar governorate in southern Iraq had the highest number of hemorrhagic fever infections, with 113 infections and 26 deaths, and Maysan governorate in southern Iraq. Iraq came second with 31 infections and three deaths.

Al-Badr also said that the governorate of Wasit in eastern Iraq recorded 24 infections and two deaths, and the governorate of Babylon in central Iraq recorded 24 infections and two deaths, while the Muthanna governorate has recorded 17 infections and six deaths, and Basra governorate has recorded 11 infections and one death. .

The World Health Organization (WHO) mentioned that hemorrhagic fever is transmitted from person to person through direct contact with the blood, secretions, organs or other bodily fluids of an infected person.

The mortality rate for people infected with the hemorrhagic fever virus ranges between 10 and 40 percent, and it is a life-threatening infectious disease because it can damage the walls of small blood vessels, leading to bleeding with the possibility of impairing the blood’s ability to clot.