Nosebleed Fever Outbreak in Iraq: Check All Details Here

There has been sudden outbreak of nosebleed fever in Iraq that is causing fatalities, know all the details here.

Puru Bansal
Written by: Puru BansalPublished at: May 31, 2022Updated at: May 31, 2022
Nosebleed Fever Outbreak in Iraq: Check All Details Here

Many people, including children have problem of bleeding nose. This is more common in children and could be affected because of different reasons. However, there have been a few cases in general where nosebleeds would have led the person to serious complications. Nose bleeding results in sudden loss of blood from the body that might cause fainting. Iraq has reported an outbreak of “nosebleed fever” which seems to be very deadly and is leading people to fatalities. There is an infection that results in heavy nosebleeds that could cause problems in nosebleed. Check the symptoms and everything about this condition. 

Deadly Nosebleed Fever in Iraq: What is it? 

Nose bleeding that is happening in Iraq is causing high rates of mortality in humans. “Nosebleed Fever” is making people bleed to death, this was reported by the local media of Iraq. This nosebleed problem happening in Iraq is known as Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic fever. There have been 19 deaths so far in the 111 cases that have been registered this year. The high mortality rate is the main cause of concern which is rising amongst people. The outbreak has caused authorities in Iraq concerned about the situation.  


Cause of Nosebleed Fever 

It is still not understood about the spike in cases of nosebleed fever. The virus is known to cause severe nosebleeds both internally and externally. In most of the cases of nose bleeding, the bleeding is in either internal or external, never both. Especially if it happens in the nose, it is less likely that you would be able to make it without any complications. This tick-borne viral disease could lead to high mortality rates are as high as 2 out of 5 in human beings. Haidar Han touché, health professional from Dhi Qar province told AFP. 

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Symptoms of Nosebleed Fever 

  • Headache 
  • High fever 
  • Back pain 
  • Vomiting 
  • Red eyes 
  • Pain in stomach 
  • Joint pain 
  • Red throat 
  • Flushed face 
  • Red spots on the palate 


Nose Bleed Outbreak 

Amongst all the epidemiologists, this disease is a variety of hemorrhagic fever, which itself is critical condition to have. The World Organization for Animal Health defined it as zoonotic disease that is transmitted by ticks with high mortality rate in humans. They also said that they might be very close to an outbreak in Iraq. The authorities are still investigating upon the ticks and livestock that has been affected by Nosebleed Fever.  

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How is Nose Bleed Fever Transmitted? 

CCHFV is transmitted through bites of infected ticks. It could also be spread because of direct contact with the blood or tissues that are infected with ticks. Viraemia patients could cause livestock disease that affects the bloodstream of the person.  

The World Health Organization updated in a statement that most of the cases are occurring amongst the farmers. The slaughterhouse workers and veterinarians are at high risk of catching this deadly nosebleed fever. Human-to-human transmission of this virus could happen because of contact with blood, secretions, organs and other bodily fluids of an infected person. 

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