A woman in the United Kingdom has been diagnosed with a novel Ebola-like disease with a 40% mortality rate.

A woman in the United Kingdom has been diagnosed with a tick-borne viral disease with a mortality rate of 40%.

Ticks and farm animals are the most common carriers of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever.

The woman, who had recently returned from Central Asia, was diagnosed at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and is now undergoing specialised care at London’s Royal Free Hospital.

The virus “does not travel easily between people, and the overall danger to the public is very low,” according to Dr Susan Hopkins, the UKHSA’s chief medical adviser.

She stated that the organization was attempting to contact those who had direct touch with the woman in order to assess them and provide advise.

Patients frequently die in the second week of infection, according to the World Health Organization.

Improvement usually begins on the ninth or tenth day after the commencement of illness in people who recover.

“UKHSA and the NHS have well-established and rigorous infection control procedures for dealing with cases of imported infectious disease, which will be scrupulously implemented,” Dr Hopkins added.

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