Hotspot of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Virus Seropositivity in Wildlife, Northeastern Spain

Johan Espunyes Nozieres, Oscar Cabezon Ponsoda*, Lola Pailler García, Andrea Dias-Alves, Lourdes Lobato Bailon, Ignasi Marco, Maria Puig Ribas, Pedro Enrique Encinosa-Guzmán, Marta Valldeperes Falgueras, Ernesto Sebastián Napp Avelli

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

We conducted a serosurvey for Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus antibodies in various wildlife species in Catalonia, northeastern Spain. We detected high seroprevalence in southern Catalonia, close to the Ebro Delta wetland, a key stopover for birds migrating from Africa. Our findings could indicate that competent virus vectors are present in the region.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2480-2484
Number of pages5
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume27
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2021

Keywords

  • Animals
  • Animals, Wild
  • Hemorrhagic Fever Virus, Crimean-Congo
  • Hemorrhagic Fever, Crimean/epidemiology
  • Seroepidemiologic Studies
  • Spain/epidemiology

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