Camels and Camelids

CRIMEAN-CONGO HAEMORRHAGIC FEVER: A SEROLOGICAL SURVEY IN DROMEDARY CAMELS

Journal Edition: April 2021
Article DOI: 10.5958/2277-8934.2021.00011.4
Published On: 04-04-2021 05:38

Ulrich Wernery, Rekha Raghavan, Ginu Syriac, Marina Rodriguez,
Fatma Graiban Almheiri and Sunitha Joseph
Central Veterinary Research Laboratory, Dubai, UAE


ABSTRACT


Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) is a tick-borne viral infection caused by a tick-borne virus (Nairovirus), a negative sense, single-stranded RNA virus in the family Bunyaviridae. A serological survey conducted on 173 camel sera from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Pakistan, and Kazakhstan showed a high CCHF serological prevalence of 94.2%.
Key words: Antibody ELISA survey, CCHF, dromedary camels, tick-borne viral infection