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
    2. Onder Ergonul, Ali Mirazimi, Dimiter S. Dimitrov
      Pages 245-269
  6. Prevention and Control

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 272-272
    2. Arnaud Tarantola, Onder Ergonul, Pierre Tattevin
      Pages 281-294
    3. Pierre Formenty DVM, Glenn Schnepf, Fernando Gonzalez-Martin, Zhenqiang Bi
      Pages 295-303
  7. Remaining Questions and Future Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 306-306
    2. Onder Ergonul, Chris A. Whitehouse
      Pages 307-316
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 317-328

About this book


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.


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

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