Experts Watch For Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever In Spain After Patient Dies Of Tickborne Illness
New York Times: Doctors on Lookout for Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever in Spain
“Doctors are closely watching about 200 people in Spain after a patient at a hospital in Madrid died of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, the first time the disease has been found in Western Europe in someone who had not traveled to an endemic area. The patient apparently caught the virus after being bitten by a tick, and then passed it to a nurse before he died. It has been known for five years that some ticks in Spain harbored the virus…” (McNeil, 9/5).