Tags

Type your tag names separated by a space and hit enter

Molecular epidemiology of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus detected from ticks of one humped camels (Camelus dromedarius) population in northeastern Iran.
J Parasit Dis. 2016 Mar; 40(1):110-5.JP

Abstract

A comprehensive study was conducted on camel ticks to assess the epidemiological aspects of the infection in camels. From May 2012 to January 2013, 11 cities and towns from the Khorasan provinces, northeastern Iran, were randomly selected as a "cluster" and at least 14 camels were sampled from each cluster. A total of 200 camels were examined in this study, reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction was used for the detection of the Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV) genome. Tick infestation was observed in 171 of the 200 camels, 480 ixodid ticks were collected, and one genus was identified as Hyalomma. Four species were reported to be the major tick species infesting camels. Among these, Hyalomma dromedarii was the most predominant tick species (90.7 %), followed by H. anatolicum (6 %), H. marginatum (2.9 %), and H. asiaticum (0.4 %). The genome of the CCHFV was detected in 49 (10.2 %) of the 480 ticks. The CCHFV RNA was detected in two of the four tick species, and the viral genome was detected from tick samples in three South Khorasan cities. The positivity rate of ticks was as follows: Boshroyeh, 25 out of 480 (5.2 %); Birjand, 17 out of 480 (3.5 %); and Nehbandan, 7 out of 480 (1.5 %). We recommend the use of acaricides to prevent disease transmission to humans and to reduce the tick population in camels. Care should be taken by abattoir workers and by those who work closely with camels.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Clinical Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, P. O. Box: 1793-91775, Mashhad, Iran.Arboviruses and Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Laboratory (National Reference Lab), Pasteur Institute of Iran, Tehran, Iran.Department of Clinical Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, P. O. Box: 1793-91775, Mashhad, Iran.Department of Pathobiology, School of Veterinary Medicine, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran.Arboviruses and Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Laboratory (National Reference Lab), Pasteur Institute of Iran, Tehran, Iran.Arboviruses and Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Laboratory (National Reference Lab), Pasteur Institute of Iran, Tehran, Iran.Department of Epidemiology, Pasteur Institute of Iran, Tehran, Iran.Arboviruses and Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Laboratory (National Reference Lab), Pasteur Institute of Iran, Tehran, Iran.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

27065608

Citation

Champour, Mohsen, et al. "Molecular Epidemiology of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Virus Detected From Ticks of One Humped Camels (Camelus Dromedarius) Population in Northeastern Iran." Journal of Parasitic Diseases : Official Organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology, vol. 40, no. 1, 2016, pp. 110-5.
Champour M, Chinikar S, Mohammadi G, et al. Molecular epidemiology of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus detected from ticks of one humped camels (Camelus dromedarius) population in northeastern Iran. Journal of parasitic diseases : official organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology. 2016;40(1):110-5.
Champour, M., Chinikar, S., Mohammadi, G., Razmi, G., Shah-Hosseini, N., Khakifirouz, S., Mostafavi, E., & Jalali, T. (2016). Molecular epidemiology of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus detected from ticks of one humped camels (Camelus dromedarius) population in northeastern Iran. Journal of Parasitic Diseases : Official Organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology, 40(1), 110-5. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12639-014-0458-y
Champour M, et al. Molecular Epidemiology of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Virus Detected From Ticks of One Humped Camels (Camelus Dromedarius) Population in Northeastern Iran. Journal of parasitic diseases : official organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology. 2016;40(1):110-5. PubMed PMID: 27065608.
* Article titles in AMA citation format should be in sentence-case
TY - JOUR T1 - Molecular epidemiology of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus detected from ticks of one humped camels (Camelus dromedarius) population in northeastern Iran. AU - Champour,Mohsen, AU - Chinikar,Sadegh, AU - Mohammadi,Gholamreza, AU - Razmi,Gholamreza, AU - Shah-Hosseini,Nariman, AU - Khakifirouz,Sahar, AU - Mostafavi,Ehsan, AU - Jalali,Tahmineh, Y1 - 2014/04/18/ PY - 2013/08/23/received PY - 2014/03/24/accepted PY - 2017/03/01/pmc-release PY - 2016/4/12/entrez PY - 2016/4/12/pubmed PY - 2016/4/12/medline KW - CCHF KW - Camel KW - Iran KW - Khorasan KW - RT-PCR SP - 110 EP - 5 JF - Journal of parasitic diseases : official organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology VL - 40 IS - 1 N2 - A comprehensive study was conducted on camel ticks to assess the epidemiological aspects of the infection in camels. From May 2012 to January 2013, 11 cities and towns from the Khorasan provinces, northeastern Iran, were randomly selected as a "cluster" and at least 14 camels were sampled from each cluster. A total of 200 camels were examined in this study, reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction was used for the detection of the Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV) genome. Tick infestation was observed in 171 of the 200 camels, 480 ixodid ticks were collected, and one genus was identified as Hyalomma. Four species were reported to be the major tick species infesting camels. Among these, Hyalomma dromedarii was the most predominant tick species (90.7 %), followed by H. anatolicum (6 %), H. marginatum (2.9 %), and H. asiaticum (0.4 %). The genome of the CCHFV was detected in 49 (10.2 %) of the 480 ticks. The CCHFV RNA was detected in two of the four tick species, and the viral genome was detected from tick samples in three South Khorasan cities. The positivity rate of ticks was as follows: Boshroyeh, 25 out of 480 (5.2 %); Birjand, 17 out of 480 (3.5 %); and Nehbandan, 7 out of 480 (1.5 %). We recommend the use of acaricides to prevent disease transmission to humans and to reduce the tick population in camels. Care should be taken by abattoir workers and by those who work closely with camels. SN - 0971-7196 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/27065608/Molecular_epidemiology_of_Crimean_Congo_hemorrhagic_fever_virus_detected_from_ticks_of_one_humped_camels__Camelus_dromedarius__population_in_northeastern_Iran_ L2 - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmid/27065608/ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -