Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2016 Oct;16(10):680-2. Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Virus and Alkhurma (Alkhumra) Virus in Ticks in Djibouti. Parasite. 2016; 23: 10. Sero-epidemiological survey of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus in Tunisia. PLOS 07/12/16 Serological and Virological Evidence of Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever Virus Circulation in the Human Population of Borno State, Northeastern Nigeria. Abstract Background Despite several studies on the seroprevalence of antibodies against Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever virus (CCHFV) from humans and cattle in Nigeria, detailed investigation looking at IgG and IgM have not been reported.
Additionally, there have been no confirmed cases of human CCHFV infection reported from Nigeria. Principal Findings Samples from sera (n = 1189) collected from four Local Government Areas in Borno State (Askira/Uba, Damboa, Jere and Maiduguri) were assessed for the presence of IgG and IgM antibodies. Conclusions This article provides evidence for the continued exposure of the human population of Nigeria to CCHFV. Author Summary. Journal of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Health - JUNE 2016 - Cross-sectional survey of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus in the sultanate of Oman. OIE - 2001 - 6ème Conférence de la Commission régionale de l’OIE pour le Moyen-Orient - Jounieh (Liban), 24-27 septembre 2001 Importance pour la santé publique et animale de la fièvre hémorragique Crimée-Congo et d’autres maladies animales transmises par. BMC - DEC 2016 - Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus in livestock ticks and animal handler seroprevalence at an abattoir in Ghana.
Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever Virus (CCHFV) is a member of the Nairovirus genus of the family Bunyaviridae that can be transmitted to humans.
This arbovirus is transmitted by Ixodid ticks and causes a highly pathogenic disease called Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) with up to 50 % mortality rate in humans [1, 2]. At least 28 species of the Ixodid ticks distributed among 7 genera, (Hyalomma, Rhipicephalus, Boophilus, Dermacentor, Ambylomma, Haemaphysalis, and Ixodes) have been found to be naturally infected with CCHF virus worldwide [3, 4]. Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is endemic to Africa, the Balkans, the Middle East, and parts of Asia. Although the hard ticks (Ixodids) serve as reservoirs and vectors for CCHFV, a variety of animals, such as cattle, sheep, goat and camels, are considered amplifying hosts for the virus.
Several factors influence CCHF morbidity and mortality. Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever with Acute Subdural Hematoma, Mauritania, 2012 - Volume 22, Number 7—July 2016. Suggested citation for this article To the Editor: Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) was first described in Crimea in 1944 and in the Congo in 1969.
Since then, many cases in humans have been reported from different regions (1–3). The disease is transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected tick or by direct contact with blood or tissue from infected humans and livestock. We report an unusual case of acute subdural hematoma secondary to CCHF. CDC EID - Volume 22, Number 2—February 2016. Au sommaire notamment: AP92-like Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Virus in Hyalomma aegyptium Ticks, Algeria. Suggested citation for this article.
CDC EID - MAI 2014 - Au sommaire: Unique Strain of Crimean–Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Virus, Mali. Suggested citation for this article To the Editor: Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is an acute viral infection that causes mild to severe hemorrhagic fever characterized by petechiae, ecchymosis, disseminated intravascular coagulation, and multi-organ failure (1).
The etiologic agent, CCHF virus (CCHFV; family Bunyaviridae, genus Nairovirus), is maintained in enzootic cycles involving agricultural and wild animals and the vector, Hyalomma ticks. (2). CCHF predominantly affects persons who have 1) substantial contact with ticks and/or agricultural animals in areas where CCHF is endemic or 2) close contact with infected persons, predominantly close relatives and health care workers. The case-fatality rate for CCHF is generally accepted as 30% (1). CCHF has a wide geographic distribution; cases have been reported in >30 countries across Africa, southeastern Europe, the Middle East, and western Asia. Author affiliations: National Institutes of Health, Hamilton, Montana, USA (M. International Journal of Infectious Diseases Volume 38, September 2015, Pages 9–15 Consensus report: Preventive measures for Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever during Eid-al-Adha festival. Figure 2.
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UNIVERSITY OF THE FREE STATE 20/05/15 Researchers receive study grant for research into Congo Fever (Afrique du Sud) UFS researchers will be contributing significantly to the search for a vaccine against the deadly tick-borne disease known as Congo Fever.
Prof Felicity Burt from the Department of Medical Microbiology and Virology was recently awarded a research grant by the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS) to study candidate vaccines for Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) virus and other arboviruses. Arboviruses are viruses transmitted by mosquitoes, ticks, or other arthropods. Prof Burt is an internationally recognised expert on the CCHF. The CCHF virus is a tick-borne virus that is associated with severe haemorrhagic disease, found in South Africa and other parts of Africa, Asia, and eastern Europe. Prof Burt's interests focus on medically significant viruses that are transmitted by ticks and mosquitoes.
CCHF virus causes severe viral haemorrhagic fever outbreaks. In February 1981, the first case of CCHF was recognised in South Africa. CDC EID - FEV 2013 - Au sommaire: Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Virus in Ticks from Migratory Birds, Morocco. Skip directly to local search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to navigation Skip directly to site content Skip directly to page options CDC Home CDC 24/7: Saving Lives.
Conclusions The present investigation illustrates that multiple CCHF virus lineages are circulating in the Kordufan region of Sudan and are associated with recent outbreaks of the disease occurring during 2008–2009. Author Summary.
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