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Seroprevalence of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever in Sistan-va-Baluchestan province of Iran

(2006) Seroprevalence of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever in Sistan-va-Baluchestan province of Iran. Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases. pp. 326-328. ISSN 1344-6304

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Abstract

During the years 2000 to 2004, of 248 serologically confirmed cases of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) that occurred in several parts of Iran, 169 were reported from Sistan-va-Baluchestan province. To assess the seroprevalence of CCHF virus infection within the Zahedan and Zabol districts of the Sistan-va-Baluchestan province in Iran, 300 subjects were sampled from the general population. In addition to blood sampling, a questionnaire was completed for every subject. All but just 3 of our 300 sampled subjects participated in blood sampling, and just 7 out of the 297 serum samples were found to be IgG ELISA positive. The point estimate of the seroprevalence was 0.024 (95 confidence interval: 0.003 - 0.044). A history of keeping livestock in houses (even for short periods) showed an association with seropositivity (P = 0.018). It seems that even occasional contact with livestock could be effective in transmission of the virus.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: risk-factors Infectious Diseases
Page Range: pp. 326-328
Journal or Publication Title: Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases
Journal Index: ISI
Volume: 59
Number: 5
ISSN: 1344-6304
Depositing User: خانم مهدیه رضائی پور
URI: http://eprints.zaums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2906

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