Rare Tick-Borne Hemorrhagic Fever Reported in Spain

Disease called Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever has killed one.

— -- One person in Spain has died after contracting a rare tick-borne disease called Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, according to the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

"The fatal case had no travel history to exotic countries but had noticed a tick bite after a walk in the countryside," according to a statement from the ECDC.

The disease is mainly transmitted to people via ticks from livestock, although person-to-person transmission can occur via blood or other bodily fluids.