ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – The Erbil Health Directorate announced on Tuesday that the first Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) case recorded in Erbil Province has been cured and the patient has left the hospital after making a full recovery following nearly two weeks of treatment.
The fever was controlled after intense medical treatment and with the efforts of doctors and health staff, Saman Barznji, the General Director of Erbil Health Directorate, said during a press conference in Erbil.
The patient has left the hospital and is in good condition after being diagnosed for two weeks, Barznji revealed.
The health official told reporters of an awareness campaign meant to offer preventative measures and advice to the public. The Erbil Health Directorate in coordination with the Ministry of Agriculture has already started spraying livestock and affected areas with disinfectant, the official added.
In the past week, the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Finance allocated 400 million IQD to prevent the spread of the CCHF.
Late month, a 15-year old shepherd from Erbil’s Sidakan subdistrict was admitted to hospital after doctors detected the CCHF virus.
Three deaths were recorded due to the fever in southern Iraq in June, while 10 other people were diagnosed across different areas of the country, Iraqi medical sources previously reported.
Meanwhile, in a statement on July 4, a spokesperson for the Iraqi Ministry of Agriculture said the CCHF virus is under control.
Editing by Karzan Sulaivany