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Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of Western China

  • Masayuki Saijo

Certain regions of China are well known as Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF)-endemic areas, particularly the western part of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang) in western China. Xinjiang is unique in terms of CCHF virus (CCHFV) infections because this region forms the eastern boundary of CCHF endemic region and borders Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan. These neighboring countries also have CCHFendemic areas. The study of CCHFV infections in this region can, therefore, provide important insights into CCHFV infections.

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Hemorrhagic Fever Chinese Isolate Hemorrhagic Fever Virus Nest Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction Tick Pool 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Masayuki Saijo
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Virology 1National Institute of Infectious DiseasesJapan

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