INVESTIGATION OF HANTAVIRUS INFECTIONS AMONG CCHFV NEGATIVE CASES IN THE WESTERN BLACK SEA REGION OF TURKEY


Uyar Y., Caglayik D. Y. , Korukluoglu G., ÇARHAN A. , Ertek M., Cochez C., ...More

ACTA MEDICA MEDITERRANEA, vol.30, no.4, pp.855-860, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Title of Journal : ACTA MEDICA MEDITERRANEA
  • Page Numbers: pp.855-860

Abstract

Objective: The Hantaviruses and Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV) are members of the Bunyaviridae family. Hantavirus infections causes two main febrile diseases: hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) and hantavirus cardiopulmonary syndrome (HCPS). Hantaviruses are transmitted by rodents. In 2009, a hantavirus outbreak occurred in the Western Black Sea region of Turkey. For the last 10 years, the prevalence of CCHFV has also been high in this region.