Iraqi Red Crescent launches awareness campaigns in a number of governorates against Hemorrhagic fever disease.

The Iraqi Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has launched awareness campaigns in a number of governorates in order to reduce Hemorrhagic fever disease.
The IRCS has reported in a statement that the hemorrhagic fever disease which is scientifically called ( Crimean – Congo hemorrhagic fever) is a transitional viral disease that affects both humans and animals and usually affects the field animals and does not show clear symptoms, It is transmitted between animals through the ( tick ) insect  also it is transmitted to the human through direct contact or through the (tick).  
 The statement has referred that the IRCS`s teams in the governorates of  ( Basra, Diwaniyah, Dhi Qar, Maysan, Wasit, Salah-al-Din and Dahuk ) have organized awareness campaigns in the centers of governorates and the remote areas, especially the cattle and sheep owners in order to prevent hemorrhagic fever disease, the IRCS`s teams have also made some preventive recommendations such as , avoid buying unknown meat that does not carry the seal of the Ministry of Health, and make special recommendations to cattle owners, farmers and animal breeders to follow some guidelines including spraying pesticides for the ticks which are located in the agricultural  and veterinary offices to vaccinate cattle from infection and owners of domestic animals Dogs and cats and vaccinate all animals with droplets Tick repellents and treat the external parasites periodically at least  every 20 days.
When the symptoms of the above-mentioned disease occurred which is feeling tired and stress, abdominal pain with nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea you should check the nearest health center to avoid infection. 

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An independent national humanitarian society that works to reduce the suffering and pain of people without discrimination during the peace and war , natural disasters and non-natural disasters , it is also considered one of the most activist societies in the international movement of Red Cross and Red Crescent. The work of the society depends on the principle of voluntary work which considered the base in IRCS work , that the voluntary service is embodied the fundamental principles of the Red Cross and Red Crescent international movement which considered volunteers the basic block in the society work , that the voluntary relief doesn’t work for any interest or seek for any profit .

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