Bayesian Phylogeography of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Virus in Europe

  title={Bayesian Phylogeography of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Virus in Europe},
  author={Gianguglielmo Zehender and Erika Ebranati and Renata Shkjezi and Anna Papa and Camilla Luzzago and Elena Gabanelli and Alessandra Lo Presti and Alessia Lai and Giovanni Rezza and Massimo Galli and Silvia Bino and Massimo Ciccozzi},
  booktitle={PloS one},
Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is a zoonosis mainly transmitted by ticks that causes severe hemorrhagic fever and has a mortality rate of 5-60%. The first outbreak of CCHF occurred in the Crimean peninsula in 1944-45 and it has recently emerged in the Balkans and eastern Mediterranean. In order to reconstruct the origin and pathway of the worldwide dispersion of the virus at global and regional (eastern European) level, we investigated the phylogeography of the infection by analysing… CONTINUE READING
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