An outbreak of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever in western Anatolia, Turkey


Ertugrul B., Uyar Y., YAVAS K., Turan C., Oncu S., Saylak O., ...More

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES, vol.13, no.6, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ijid.2009.02.011
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES

Abstract

Objective: Sporadic Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) cases were first reported in Turkey in 2002, arising particularly in northeastern Anatolia. Epidemics have been reported in neighboring countries since the 1970s. With the increase in number of CCHF virus infected or suspected cases in the Aydin region of western Anatolia by 2006, we decided to focus attention on this disease.