Sero epidemiology of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever in domestic animals in central area of Iran

Abstract number: 1733_540

Izadi M., Salehi H., Mostafavi K., Chinikar S., Ataei B., Khorvash F., Darvish M., Jonaidi jafari N.

Objectives: Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever is a viral zoonotic infection which several cases of that have been reported in Iran and during these recent years the nature of the pathogen has been revealed. The purpose of this study was determination of the seroprevalence of CCHF IgG among local and imported domestic animals of the Isfahan province during the year 2004.

Methods: This cross sectional study has been performed among 232 animals regarding to the presence of IgG antibody of Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever. The study was made with the special helps of Arbovirus laboratory Pasteur Institute of Iran on 2004.

Results: 88 (37.9%) of animals had seropositive results in which the most prevalent was within ovine (53.3%) and after that bovine (38.5%) and caprine (18.6%). With increasing age, the chance of seropositivity was increased and the most common range of age belonged to 4–5 years old animals. The most infected grassland was Borkhar region and after that Qom, Natanz, Fereydan, Falavarjan and Isfahan, respectively. No infected case was noticed among animals belonging to the Kordestan region grasslands.

Conclusion: The results of this study revealed the endemic spreading of CCHF in the animals in Isfahan province and it needs special attention to prevent the infection in the communities and occupational exposure.

Session Details

Date: 31/03/2007
Time: 00:00-00:00
Session name: European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
Location: ICC, Munich, Germany
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