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

Camille Escadafal, Stephan Ölschläger, Tatjana Avšič-Županc, Anna Papa, Jessica Vanhomwegen, Roman Wölfel, Ali Mirazimi, Anette Teichmann, Oliver Donoso Mantke & Matthias Niedrig
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...
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