Lessons of 10 years experience on CCHF in Iran

Abstract : Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) is a viral zoonotic disease with high mortality rate in humans caused by CCHF virus (CCHFV) belonging to the genus Nairovirus, family Bunyaviridae, and congaing a three segment single-stranded RNA genome. The CCHFV is transmitted to humans by bite of infected ticks, by direct contact with blood or tissues of infected livestock and nosocomially. After Chaharmahal-va-Bakhtiari outbreak in 1999 whose serum samples was sent to South Africa for diagnosis, Arboviruses and Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers Laboratory (As National Reference Lab) was established in 2000 to precise and on time laboratory diagnosis of CCHF in the country. The Lab along with CDC of Iran (national health regulator) and Veterinary organization (control program of tick populations and livestock monitoring) are members of National Expert Committee on Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers (NECVHFs) for surveillance and control of CCHF in Ira
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Sadegh Chinikar, Sm Ghiasi, M. Moradi, Mm Goya, Mr Shirzadi, et al.. Lessons of 10 years experience on CCHF in Iran. BMC Proceedings, BioMed Central, 2011, 5 (Suppl. 1), pp.22-23. ⟨10.1186/1753-6561-5-S1-P58⟩. ⟨pasteur-00748092⟩

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