Alkhurma virus is a flavivirus of hemorrhagic fever causes because of sheeps and camels. This Alkhurma virus infection occurs when people makes contact with domestic animals, feeding and slaughtering animals, handling raw meat products, drinking unpasteurized milk, and being bitten by a tick.
Intracerebral haemorrhage is caused by vascular rupture with bleeding into the brain parenchyma. The expanding haematoma may shear additional neighbouring arteries, resulting in further bleeding and haematoma expansion. Haemorrhagic Stroke is the third most common cause of death in most resource-rich countries and is a major cause of disability.Haemorrhagic stroke accounts for about 15% cases.
After initial virus identification, from 2001 through 2003, another 37 suspected ALKHF cases, of which 20 were laboratory confirmed, were reported in Alkhumra district, south of Jeddah. Among the 20 patients with confirmed cases, 11 had hemorrhagic manifestations and 5 died.