:: Volume 15, Issue 3 (Iranian South Medical Journal 2012) ::
Iran South Med J 2012, 15(3): 241-248 Back to browse issues page
Reported 5 cases of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever in Fars province in 2011
Fatemeh Rezaei 1, Ahmad Rezazadeh2, Mohsen Moghaddami2, Alireza Ahmadizadeh2, Fatemeh Rezazadeh2
1- School of Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Fars, IRAN , kav_vagir@sums.ac.ir
2- School of Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Fars, IRAN
Abstract:   (11875 Views)

Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) is a viral hemorrhagic disease and a zoonosis disease that has been developed in people who deal with animals such as cattle and butchers. The diagnosis of CCHF is performed by detection of human antibodies (IgG and IgM) against CCHF virus. Five Patients with CCHF occurred in Fath Abad’s village (in Fars province) in the summer of 2011. All patients were men and aged 25-46 years old. Three patients were farmer and two other ones were butchers. The samples were sent to the National Reference Laboratory for Arboviruses and Viral Haemorrhagic Fevers (Pasteur Institute of Iran) in Tehran. The result of laboratory test for all patients was positive. None of the patients had died. Since the CCHF is rare, present study was aimed to assess the causes of the disease’s epidemic and clinical and laboratory symptoms stones.

Keywords: hemorrhagic fever, Crimean-Congo, epidemic, Fars province
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: General
Received: 2012/05/24 | Accepted: 2012/06/13 | Published: 2012/06/17


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