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


  • Arber Taraku PhD candidate, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. Agricultural University of Tirana
  • Bejo Bizhga
  • Kristaq Berxholi
  • Martin H. Groschup


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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How to Cite

Taraku, A., Bizhga, B., Berxholi, K., & Groschup, M. H. (2018). Sheep as the Hosts of the Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Virus in Kosova. ANGLISTICUM. Journal of the Association-Institute for English Language and American Studies, 6(11), 78–83. Retrieved from



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