Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Virus in Ticks from Migratory Birds, Morocco1
Published Date:Feb 2013
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 19(2):260-263.
Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Virus
Hemorrhagic Fever, Crimean
Hemorrhagic Fever Virus, Crimean-Congo
Polymerase Chain Reaction
RNA, Ribosomal, 16S
Description:Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus was detected in ticks removed from migratory birds in Morocco. This finding demonstrates the circulation of this virus in northwestern Africa and supports the hypothesis that the virus can be introduced into Europe by infected ticks transported from Africa by migratory birds.
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