Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, July 3rd, 2001
The blood disease, related to the Ebola virus, is most often seen in animals. It is caused by a virus and transmitted by tick bites or through direct contact with blood or tissue from an infected animal.
"The disease is not endemic and it is not new for Kosovo," said Edward Poultney, a spokesman for the World Health Organization.
He said the death rate for those infected with the disease is as high as 30%, although fatalities have been low in the Yugoslav province. In an attempt...
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