Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus endemicity in United Arab Emirates, 2019

Jeremy V. Camp*, Dafalla O. Kannan, Babiker Mohammed Osman, Moayyed Sher Shah, Brigitte Howarth, Tamer Khafaga, Pia Weidinger, Noushad Karuvantevida, Jolanta Kolodziejek, Hessa Mazrooei, Nadine Wolf, Tom Loney, Norbert Nowotny

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Abstract

We conducted a cross-sectional survey of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV) in dromedary camels and attached ticks at 3 locations in the United Arab Emirates. Results revealed a high prevalence of CCHFV-reactive antibodies in camels and viral RNA in ticks and camel serum, suggesting the virus is endemic in this country.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1019-1021
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume26
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2020
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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