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Emerg Infect Dis. 2014 Aug;20(8):1331-4. doi: 10.3201/eid2008.131547.

Role of migratory birds in spreading Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, Turkey.

Abstract

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.

KEYWORDS:

CCHF; Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever; Turkey; birds; epidemiology; migration; ticks

PMID:
25062428
PMCID:
PMC4111188
DOI:
10.3201/eid2008.131547
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