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Tourists were told 17 symptoms of a deadly virus in Europe, which began to kill 40% of patients

The British Foreign Office named 17 symptoms of the deadly virus in Europe in its warning to tourists. According to the British press, the warning reports a fatal virus that has begun to kill 40% of patients has spread sharply across Europe. We are discussing a rather exotic disease — Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF).

The disease, as tourists were told, is carried by ticks. According to the Spanish Ministry of Health in Castile and Leon, one of the patients remains in a serious but stable condition at the Salamanca Hospital after diagnosis. The patient is an elderly man whose nationality is not specified.

As for the notorious symptoms, the Travel Health Pro website provides the following list. These include fever and muscle pain, as well as dizziness, neck pain, back pain, headache, eye pain, light sensitivity, and nausea. Vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, sore throat, mood swings and confusion, drowsiness, depression and fatigue, rapid heartbeat, and swollen lymph nodes have also been reported. If any of these occur, tourists are advised to immediately consult a doctor and report that they have traveled abroad.

Tourists were also advised to use personal protective measures when visiting endemic areas to avoid contact with ticks, including avoiding areas where ticks are abundant during periods of tick activity. You should also use tick repellent and carefully check your clothing and skin for ticks.

By the way, the Balkan countries and the countries of the Middle East are considered endemic. Where another misfortune recently came — in Dubai and the UAE they announced a massive fight against mosquitoes, carriers of the Zika virus, and other dangerous diseases.

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