Sheep as the Hosts of the Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Virus in Kosova

Arber Taraku, Bejo Bizhga, Kristaq Berxholi, Martin H. Groschup

Abstract


Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) virus which cause danger disease in country of  Balkan. But also, this disease is none in Asia, Africa, and South Europe in Kosovo, Albania, Macedonia, Greece, Bulgaria, and Serbia. There strong evidence that the Kosovo sheep appear to play a role as virus and tick-vector host. We  tested sheep from 5 municipality (Peja, Gjakova, Junik,  Prishtina,  Hani Elezit). It was tested 137 blood samples of sheep with the immunological ELISA method. Specific IgG antibody were detected in all sampled municipality, and detected high prevalence in municipality Gjakova 100% and Prishtina 83,33%, followed  with  Peja 25 %, Hani Elezit 12 % and Junik 10%. In basis of result which we receive,  we can conclude that the CCHFV is present and circulate in sheep of Kosovo municipality in border of Albania, Serbia, Montenegro and Macedonia. 

Keywords: Virus, CCHF, Sheep, ELISA, Kosovo.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.0001/ijllis.v6i11.1596

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