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The global distribution of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever

Abstract:

Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is a tick-borne infection caused by a virus (CCHFV) from the Bunyaviridae family. Domestic and wild vertebrates are asymptomatic reservoirs for the virus, putting animal handlers, slaughter-house workers and agricultural labourers at highest risk in endemic areas, with secondary transmission possible through contact with infected blood and other bodily fluids. Human infection is characterized by severe symptoms that often result in death. While it is kno...

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Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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10.1093/trstmh/trv050

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Messina, JP More by this author
Pigott, DM More by this author
Golding, N More by this author
Brownstein, JS More by this author
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Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Journal website
Volume:
109
Issue:
8
Pages:
503–513
Publication date:
2015-08-05
Acceptance date:
2015-05-20
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EISSN:
1878-3503
ISSN:
0035-9203
URN:
uuid:f1ee8961-a73e-464c-b11a-956ebe2e7664
Source identifiers:
531403
Local pid:
pubs:531403

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