Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus in humans and livestock, Pakistan, 2015–2017

Ali Zohaib, Muhammad Saqib, Muhammad A. Athar, Muhammad H. Hussain, Awais ur Rahman Sial, Muhammad H. Tayyab, Murrafa Batool, Halima Sadia, Zeeshan Taj, Usman Tahir, Muhammad Y. Jakhrani, Jawad Tayyab, Muhammad A. Kakar, Muhammad F. Shahid, Tahir Yaqub, Jingyuan Zhang, Qiaoli Wu, Fei Deng, Victor M. Corman, Shu ShenIahtasham Khan, Zheng Li Shi

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Abstract

We detected Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus infections in 4 provinces of Pakistan during 2017–2018. Overall, seroprevalence was 2.7% in humans and 36.2% in domestic livestock. Antibody prevalence in humans was highest in rural areas, where increased contact with animals is likely.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)773-777
Number of pages5
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume26
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2020

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