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Spain health warning issued amid report of serious disease that can be 'fatal'

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A serious illness has been detected in Spain that is fatal in nearly 30 per cent of cases, sparking a warning from health officials.Those considering visiting and currently in the country are being urged by Travel Health Pro - backed by the Foreign Office - to be aware of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) - a viral disease that can be contracted through tick bites.According to the Spanish Castile and León Ministry of Health, one patient with Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever has been isolated in a hospital in Salamanca and is in a stable condition.As reported by Bristol Live, it said: “The patient remains admitted, stable in serious condition, at the Salamanca Hospital, where the protocolized epidemiological and care measures have been adopted.“The confirmed case is an elderly man who is admitted to the Salamanca Hospital with a clinical picture compatible with CCHF.

He has a tick bite and remains stable, although with the clinical severity that this pathology implies, with the isolation measures and protection of health professionals provided for these situations."The Epidemiology Section of the Territorial Health Service of the Government of Castilla y León in the province of Salamanca, in collaboration with doctors the Hospital of Salamanca, said CCHF is caused by a virus.Travel Health Pro states that in the past, the disease has been transmitted through human to human contact "as a result of exposure to blood, secretions, or other bodily fluids of infected persons".The Castilla y León said the: “Main transmission mechanism is the bite of the tick of the genus 'Hyalomma', although it can also be transmitted from person to person through contact with blood or fluids of the patient, which can occur especially in

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