(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) Iraq registered up to 119 cases of viral hemorrhagic fevers
(VHF), including 18 deaths, since the beginning of this year, the
Iraqi Ministry of Health said on Thursday, trend reports citing xinhua .
The ministry's spokesman Sayf al-Badr told the official Iraqi
News Agency that 35 of the detected VHF cases were registered in
the southern Dhi Qar province, followed by Basra with 18 cases, and
the rest are spread across the other provinces.
Al-Badr added that six of the 18 deaths by the infectious
disease were registered in Dhi Qar, followed by the southern
province of al-Muthanna with three deaths.
The VHF is a group of diseases caused by different viruses,
including Ebola, which affects multiple organ systems in the body
and may cause fever and bleeding.
The Iraqi health ministry did not reveal which virus led to the
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