The Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever is spreading in Europe. The ruling class is blaming it on “climate change,” unsurprisingly. This disease could reach the United Kingdom, experts warn.
Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) has caused two reported deaths in Pakistan and there have been several cases reported in Spain, in addition to other nations, according to the Mirror UK.
James Wood, head of veterinary medicine at Cambridge University, said CCHF is one of the biggest threats to public health at the moment. The disease is caused by Nairovirus, a condition that is spread by ticks and according to the World Health Organization (WHO) and has a fatality rate of between 10 and 40 percent.
One of the earliest symptoms of CCHF is neck pain and stiffness and headaches. Other symptoms include fever, but medics stress these are also common signs of less serious diseases and illnesses too. CCHF can be treated at the onset with antiviral drugs, such as ribavirin.
The World Health Organization (WHO) website says: “It is difficult to prevent or control CCHF infection in animals and ticks as the tick-animal-tick cycle usually goes unnoticed and the infection in domestic animals is usually not apparent. Furthermore, the tick vectors are numerous and widespread, so tick control with acaricides (chemicals intended to kill ticks) is only a realistic option for well-managed livestock production facilities.”
The WHO also states that preventative measures should be used to avoid human-to-human transmission, including avoiding close physical contact with CCHF-infected people, wearing gloves and protective equipment when taking care of ill people, and washing hands regularly after caring for or visiting ill people.
“WHO is working with partners to support CCHF surveillance, diagnostic capacity, and outbreak response activities in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa,” the website adds. “WHO also provides documentation to help disease investigation and control, and has created an aide–memoir on standard precautions in health care, which is intended to reduce the risk of transmission of bloodborne and other pathogens.”
Say prepared. If this explodes, we could have a real pandemic on our hands and it will actually do real harm to people.