Seroprevalence of Alkhurma and Other Hemorrhagic Fever Viruses, Saudi Arabia
Published Date:Dec 2011
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 17(12):2316-2318.
Keywords:Alkhurma Hemorrhagic Fever Virus
Communicable Diseases, Emerging
Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Virus
Encephalitis Viruses, Tick-Borne
Hemorrhagic Fever, Crimean
Hemorrhagic Fevers, Viral
Kyasanur Forest Disease
Rift Valley Fever
Rift Valley Fever Virus
Description:A 2009 deployment of military units from several Saudi Arabian provinces to Jazan Province, Saudi Arabia, enabled us to evaluate exposure to Alkhurma, Crimean-Congo, dengue, and Rift Valley hemorrhagic fever viruses. Seroprevalence to all viruses was low; however, Alkhurma virus seroprevalence was higher (1.3%) and less geographically restricted than previously thought.
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