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First outbreak of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever in western Europe kills one man in Spain

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i4891 (Published 08 September 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i4891
  1. Aser García Rada
  1. Madrid

Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever has killed a 62 year old man in Spain and infected one of the nurses who treated him in the first domestically contracted outbreak of the disease in western Europe, Spanish health authorities have said.

The man, who died on 25 August in Gregorio Marañón Hospital in Madrid, contracted the disease after he was bitten by a tick while walking in the Sierra …

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