Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever

A Global Perspective

  • Onder Ergonul
  • Chris A. Whitehouse

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Introduction and Historical Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 2-2
    2. Onder Ergonul, Chris A. Whitehouse
      Pages 3-11
    3. John P. Woodall
      Pages 23-32
  3. Etiologic Agent

  4. Epidemiology and Ecology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 58-58
    2. Zati Vatansever, Ramazan Uzun DVM, Agustin Estrada-Pena, Onder Ergonul
      Pages 59-74
    3. Felicity J. Burt, Janusz T. Paweska DVSc, Robert Swanepoel DTVM
      Pages 131-141
    4. Aysegul Nalca, Chris A. Whitehouse
      Pages 155-165
    5. Sarah E. Randolph, David J. Rogers
      Pages 167-186
  5. Clinical Features, Pathogenesis, and Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 206-206

About this book

Introduction

Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is a tick-borne disease associated with severe hemorrhagic manifestations. CCHF has been referred to as the "Asian Ebola." However, in fact, the disease is one of the most widely distributed tick-borne diseases in the world, occurring in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. This volume covers major aspects of this important disease and the virus which causes it. Chapters are written by leading experts in their fields and detail historical, public health, epidemiological, and clinical aspects of CCHF and the genetics and molecular biology of the virus. Additional chapters focus on disease control, tick vectors and infection among animals, both natural and experimental.

This book will be of interest to virologists, microbiologists, medical entomologists, infectious disease physicians, epidemiologists, public health specialists, veterinary scientists, public health policy makers, journalists, and medical educators.

Keywords

Crimean Congo Emerging Fever Hemorrhagic Viral Virus infection infectious infectious disease infectious diseases

Editors and affiliations

  • Onder Ergonul
    • 1
  • Chris A. Whitehouse
    • 2
  1. 1.Marmara University, School of MedicineAltunizadeTurkey
  2. 2.UsamriidFrederickUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6106-6
  • Copyright Information Springer Netherlands 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-6105-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-6106-6
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