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How Did Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Pop Up In Spain?

The Ebola-like virus is found mainly in North Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia.
Ticks of the genus Hyalomma, pictured here, are principally responsible for passing on Crimea-Congo hemorrhagic fever to humans. Source: Adam Cuerden

How did Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever come to strike in Spain? And how worried should we be?

That's the question a team of epidemiologists and microbiologists has been trying to answer for the past year.

The disease is a tick-borne, Ebola-like virus. Because it's a lesser-known illness, it is often misdiagnosed. So there on the number

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