Seroprevalence and Risk Factors of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever in Selected Seven Provinces in Turkey

YAGCI-CAGLAYIK D., Korukluoglu G., Uyar Y.

JOURNAL OF MEDICAL VIROLOGY, vol.86, no.2, pp.306-314, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 86 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/jmv.23699
  • Page Numbers: pp.306-314


Turkey has been one of the most endemic regions since 2002, when Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever emerged worldwide. The aim of the present study was to estimate the seroprevelance of CCHF virus in humans who reside in rural and urban areas of known endemic and nonendemic selected provinces of Turkey by using commercial ELISA kit. CCHFV IgG antibodies were detected in 2.3% of the population. The most important risk factors for CCHF seropositivity, were older age, male gender, illiterate, farmer, animal husbandry, living in rural residence in adobe houses, and a previous tick bite history. J. Med. Virol. 86:306-314, 2014. (c) 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.