Tamar Chikviladze

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In 2014 the highest annual case count of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) was detected in Georgia since surveillance began in 2009. CCHF is a high-fatality hemorrhagic syndrome transmitted by infected ticks and animal blood. In response to this immediate public health threat, we assessed CCHF risk factors, seroprevalence, and CCHF-related knowledge,(More)
Blood serum samples from 1,087 patients with acute viral hepatitis were studied. HBsAg was detected in 36.6% of cases. The study of anti-HBc IgM made it possible to diagnose hepatitis B in 6.6% of cases. The study of blood serum samples from 362 donors, 2,356 pregnant women and 163 medical workers in Rustavi for the presence of the markers of hepatitis B(More)
WNV, 87.9% knew it was transmitted by infected mosquitoes. More than 75% of respondents described their level of concern regarding WNV as “not at all” or “somewhat.” Among the 149 respondents who were aware of WNV, 62 (41.6%) adopted PPBs to protect themselves or their families; more women than men adopted PPBs (Table). The most frequent PPB cited was the(More)
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