The patient is 17 from Erbil.
‘The first case of Congo fever was registered, the patient is a 17-year-old teenager and he is under intensive care,’ Erbil’s general directorate of health announcedon May 10.
Babil, Dhi Qar, and Kirkuk governorates are other Iraqi cities where the disease has spread. Kirkuk recorded its first death associated with the illness.
Earlier, Kurdish authorities took measures to prevent the spread of the disease to the Kurdistan region. However, with declining economic and financial conditions, the region’s people are forced to seek dangerous jobs.