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An antigenic investigation of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV) in hard ticks from provinces in northern Turkey.
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PMID:  20401757     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus threatens human health. Exposure of the infected tick is a strong risk factor for human disease. In this study, the hard ticks collected from a variety of mammalian species (cattle, sheep, goat, and buffalo) and a turtle in either coastal or inland Black Sea region of Turkey were surveyed for the presence of antigen from Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV). CCHFV antigen was found in 46 of 421 tick pools (10.92%). Positivity rates for the provinces varied and were as follows: Samsun 33.87%, Ordu 4.34%, Giresun 8.86%, Sinop 6.09%, Amasya 7.40%, Tokat 5.08%, and Sivas 8.06%. CCHFV antigen was detected in seven of 11 tick species tested. These results suggest that these hard ticks may act as a reservoir for CCHFV in northern Turkey.
Harun Albayrak; Emre Ozan; Mitat Kurt
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-04-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Tropical animal health and production     Volume:  42     ISSN:  1573-7438     ISO Abbreviation:  Trop Anim Health Prod     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-30     Completed Date:  2010-12-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1277355     Medline TA:  Trop Anim Health Prod     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1323-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Virology, Ondokuz Mayis University, 55139, Atakum, Samsun, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Antigens, Viral / immunology
Dermacentor / virology
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
Hemorrhagic Fever Virus, Crimean-Congo* / immunology,  physiology
Ixodes / virology
Ticks / virology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antigens, Viral

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