Seroepidemiology of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever in High Risk Professions in Yasuj

Hadinia, Abolghasem and Ilami, Owrang and Mousavizadeh, Ali and AkbartabarTori, Mahdi and Khosravani, Seyed Abdolmaji (2012) Seroepidemiology of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever in High Risk Professions in Yasuj. Journal of Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, 22 (92). pp. 45-50.

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Abstract

Background and purpose: Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever is a zoonotic disease that has been reported from different parts of Iran. The aim of this study was to investigate the Seroepidemiology of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever in high risk professions in Yasuj, Iran. Materials and methods: The present study included 108 subjects at risk 34 butchers, 20 slaughters, 14 slaughter-house workers, 20 waiters, and 20 housewives were randomly selected. After completing the demographic characteristics and history of febrile diseases, blood samples were obtained and specific IgG antibodies against Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus were tested. The collected data were analyzed with descriptive statistics and percentages and chi-square tests. Results: Of the 108 subjects, 5 (4.6 percent) with positive serology were among restaurant the workers 2 (10 percent) and slaughterers 3 (15 percent), respectively, which was statistically significant. There were no positive serologies in the other groups. Conclusion: The present study showed that the Seroepidemiology of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever in high risk professions is not highly prevalent in Yasuj, Iran. However, the need for further surveillance and prevention programs is still recommended.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Crimean-Congo Fever, seroepidemiology, high risk
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email eprints@mazums.ac.ir
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2018 18:16
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2018 18:16
URI: http://eprints.mazums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2325

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