Role of Migratory Birds in Spreading Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever, Turkey


Leblebicioglu H., Eroglu C., Erciyas-Yavuz K., Hokelek M. , Acici M., Yilmaz H.

EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES, cilt.20, ss.1331-1334, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 20 Konu: 8
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3201/eid2008.131547
  • Dergi Adı: EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1331-1334

Özet

We investigated migratory birds' role in spreading Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV) through attached ticks. We detected CCHFV RNA in ticks on migratory birds in Turkey. Two isolates showed similarity with CCHFV genotype 4, suggesting a role for ticks in CCHFV epidemics in Turkey and spread of CCHFV by birds.