Laboratory management of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever virus infections: perspectives from two European networks

Barbara Bartolini, Cesare E. M. Gruber, Marion Koopmans, Tatjana Avšič, Sylvia Bino, Iva Christova, Roland Grunow, Roger Hewson, Gulay Korukluoglu, Cinthia Menel Lemos, Ali Mirazimi, Anna Papa, Maria Paz Sanchez-Seco, Aisha V. Sauer, Hervè Zeller, Carla Nisii, Maria R. Capobianchi, Giuseppe Ippolito, Chantal B. Reusken & Antonino Di Caro
Background Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV) is considered an emerging infectious disease threat in the European Union. Since 2000, the incidence and geographic range of confirmed CCHF cases have markedly increased, following changes in the distribution of its main vector, Hyalomma ticks. Aims To review scientific literature and collect experts’ opinion to analyse relevant aspects of the laboratory management of human CCHF cases and any exposed contacts, as well as identify areas for advancement of...
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