Genetic detection and isolation of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus, Kosovo, Yugoslavia
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Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus (C-CHFV) strains were isolated from a fatal case and the attending physician in Kosovo, Yugoslavia. Early, rapid diagnosis of the disease was achieved by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction. The physician was successfully treated with oral ribavirin. These cases yielded the first genetically studied C-CHFV human isolates in the Balkans.
Source:Emerging Infectious Diseases, 2002, 8, 8, 852-854
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)