First International External Quality Assessment of Molecular Detection of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Virus

@inproceedings{Escadafal2012FirstIE,
  title={First International External Quality Assessment of Molecular Detection of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Virus},
  author={Camille Escadafal and Stephan {\"O}lschl{\"a}ger and Tatjana Av{\vs}i{\vc}-Županc and Anna Papa and Jessica Vanhomwegen and Roman Woelfel and Ali Mirazimi and Anette Teichmann and Oliver Donoso-Mantke and Matthias Niedrig},
  booktitle={PLoS neglected tropical diseases},
  year={2012}
}
Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is a zoonosis caused by a Nairovirus of the family Bunyaviridae. Infection is transmitted to humans mostly by Hyalomma ticks and also by direct contact with the blood or tissues of infected humans or viremic livestock. Clinical features usually include a rapid progression characterized by hemorrhage, myalgia and fever, with a lethality rate up to 30%. CCHF is one of the most widely distributed viral hemorrhagic fevers and has been reported in Africa, the… CONTINUE READING
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