Sheep as the Hosts of the Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Virus in Kosova

Taraku, Arber; Bizhga, Bejo; Berxholi, Kristaq; Groschup, Martin H. GND

Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) virus which cause danger disease in country of Balkan. But also, this disease is none in Asia, Africa, and South Europe in Kosovo, Albania, Macedonia, Greece, Bulgaria, and Serbia. There strong evidence that the Kosovo sheep appear to play a role as virus and tick-vector host. We tested sheep from 5 municipality (Peja, Gjakova, Junik, Prishtina, Hani Elezit). It was tested 137 blood samples of sheep with the immunological ELISA method. Specific IgG antibody were detected in all sampled municipality, and detected high prevalence in municipality Gjakova 100% and Prishtina 83,33%,followed with Peja 25 %, Hani Elezit 12 % and Junik 10%. In basis of result which we receive, we can conclude that the CCHFV is present and circulate in sheep of Kosovo municipality in border of Albania,Serbia, Montenegro and Macedonia.

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Taraku, Arber / Bizhga, Bejo / Berxholi, Kristaq / et al: Sheep as the Hosts of the Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Virus in Kosova. 2017.

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