Factors associated with IgG positivity to Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus in the area with the highest seroprevalence in Greece

 
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2013 (EN)
Factors associated with IgG positivity to Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus in the area with the highest seroprevalence in Greece (EN)

Σιδηρά, Περσεφόνη (EL)
Ζώτος, Νικόλαος (EL)
Ντούσκα, Μαρία (EL)
Παπά - Κονιδάρη, Άννα Γ. (EL)
Καλλιά, Σωτηρία (EL)

Τ.Ε.Ι. Αθήνας, Σχολή Τεχνολογικών Εφαρμογών, Τμήμα Μηχανικών Πληροφορικής και Μηχανικών Τοπογραφίας & Γεωπληροφορικής (EL)
Δεμίρης, Νικόλαος (EL)
Μαλτέζου, Έλενα Χ. (EL)
Δούμπαλη, Ελένη (EL)
Τσάτσαρης, Ανδρέας (EL)

In order to gain insight into the factors playing a role for the high seroprevalence of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus in the human population of Thesprotia prefecture, Greece, serum samples were collected from residents of the area together with a questionnaire about demographic and epidemiological factors. A 14.4% seroprevalence was detected, with increased age, agro-pastoral activities, slaughtering, and contact with animals (especially sheep) among the factors associated with seropositivity. The high seroprevalence with the absence of any clinical cases needs further investigation. (EN)

journalArticle

Greece (EN)
seroprevalence (EN)
Ιός του αιμορραγικού πυρετού Κριμαίας-Κονγκό (EN)
Ελλάδα (EN)
Οροθετικότητα (EN)
Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus (EN)

ΤΕΙ Αθήνας (EL)
Technological Educational Institute of Athens (EN)

Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases (EN)

English

2013-09

doi:10.1016/j.ttbdis.2013.04.003

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