Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever in Turkey

  • Zati Vatansever
  • Ramazan Uzun DVM
  • Agustin Estrada-Pena
  • Onder Ergonul

The first published seroepidemiologic study on Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) in Turkey was performed in the Agean region of Turkey in the 1970s [30]. According to this study, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV) antibodies were detected in 96 out of 1,074 (9.2%) human serum samples, by hemaglutination inhibition test. Likewise, neutralizing antibodies against the virus were detected in 13 out of 96 (13.5%) samples. However, prior to 2002, no clinical cases of CCHF or virus detections in ticks were reported from Turkey.


Wild Boar Habitat Suitability Lyme Disease Tick Population Southern Federal District 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zati Vatansever
    • 1
  • Ramazan Uzun DVM
    • 2
  • Agustin Estrada-Pena
    • 3
  • Onder Ergonul
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of ParasitologyAnkara UniversityTurkey
  2. 2.Communicable Diseases UnitMinistry of HealthTurkey
  3. 3.Department of ParasitologyVeterinary FacultySpain
  4. 4.Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology DepartmentMarmara University, School of MedicineAltunizadeTurkey

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