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The Risk of Transmission of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Virus from Human Cases to First-Degree Relatives

(2008) The Risk of Transmission of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Virus from Human Cases to First-Degree Relatives. Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases. pp. 494-496. ISSN 1344-6304

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Abstract

To determine the infectivity of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) virus via routine contacts between serologically confirmed cases and their close relatives from May 2005 up to March 2006, 79 serum samples of 57 close relatives of 12 newly diagnosed serologically confirmed CCHF cases in the Sistan-va-Baluchestan province of Iran were tested for IgG and IgM antibodies against CCHF virus using the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay technique. Nine levels of contacts were considered: percutaneous contact with the patient's blood, cutaneous contact with the patient's blood, cutaneous contact with non-sanguineous body fluids, cutaneous contact with the patient's skin, sexual contact, eating at the same table, being a roommate of the patient, being a housemate of the patient, and living with the patient in the same building. Only one out of 57 relatives was positive for anti-CCHF IgG (1.8, 95 confidence interval 0.0 to 9.8). Thus, the infectivity of the virus via usual routine contacts with patients appears to be low.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: baluchestan province february 2002 pakistan outbreak rawalpindi sistan iran Infectious Diseases
Page Range: pp. 494-496
Journal or Publication Title: Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases
Journal Index: ISI
Volume: 61
Number: 6
ISSN: 1344-6304
Depositing User: خانم مهدیه رضائی پور
URI: http://eprints.zaums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2836

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