Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN)–The Omani Ministry of Health has warned in a tweet on “Twitter” of Crimean Hemorrhagic Fever, with the approach of Eid al-Adha.
The ministry explained that this disease is transmitted through the bite of a tick, in addition to direct contact with the blood or tissues of infected animals during or immediately after slaughter.
How is Crimean Hemorrhagic Fever transmitted from animal to human? #HealthEducation #Adha_Mubarak https://t.co/6OaVqlbfXf
The Ministry recommended slaughtering in approved slaughterhouses, or taking preventive measures when this is not possible in order to prevent the risk of contracting the disease.
Symptoms of Crimean Hemorrhagic Fever:
- High temperature
- muscle pain
- Redness of the face and neck in the form of a rash
- Bleeding from the nose and gums
Ways to prevent disease:
- wear protective clothing
- Do not touch or crush the tick with your bare hands
- Disposal of slaughter residues
- Make sure the meat is well cooked
- Avoid eating raw meat (such as eating liver and spleen)