Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Virus in High-Risk Population, Turkey


Gunes T., Engin A. , Poyraz O., ELALDI N. , Kaya S., Dokmetas I., ...More

EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES, vol.15, no.3, pp.461-464, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.3201/eid1503.080687
  • Title of Journal : EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES
  • Page Numbers: pp.461-464

Abstract

In the Tokat and Sivas provinces of Turkey, the overall Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV) seroprevalence was 12.8% among 782 members of a high-risk population. CCHFV seroprevalence was associated with history of tick bite or tick removal from animals, employment in animal husbandry or farming, and being > 40 years of age.