Muhammad Jamal wrote
Saturday, May 13, 2023 05:17 PM
Today, Saturday, the Iraqi Ministry of Health announced that the death toll from hemorrhagic fever since the beginning of this year has risen to 95, including 13 deaths.
The ministry’s spokesman, Saif Al-Badr, told the Iraqi News Agency (INA): “Dhi Qar governorate witnessed the highest percentage of injuries recorded, and it amounted to 28, then Basra with 16 injuries, then Maysan and Najaf Al-Ashraf, with 8 injuries each, then Al-Muthanna with 6 injuries, and Baghdad / Al-Rusafa with 5 injuries.” Injuries, Salah al-Din also had 5 injuries, then Baghdad / Karkh and Diyala, each with 4 injuries, then Diwaniyah and Babel with three injuries, and Holy Karbala and Wasit with two injuries and one injury in Anbar.
He added, “As for deaths, 6 of them were recorded in Dhi Qar, and one in Najaf, Muthanna, Baghdad / Rusafa, Diyala, Diwaniyah, Babel, and the holy Karbala.”
And he continued, “The people most affected by the disease are livestock breeders such as cows, sheep, goats, and others, as well as workers in butcher shops (butchers),” noting that “this does not mean that other groups cannot be infected, but rather the groups that are most in contact with the animal during its breeding, transportation and trading.” Or after being slaughtered, they are more likely to be infected.”
And he stressed, “The most common means of transmission of the disease through a vector insect is the” tick “that sticks to the skin of cattle,” explaining, “This disease is contagious and transmitted to humans through close contact with the infected person or his tools, or with infected meat.”