The presence of tick-borne encephalitis in an endemic area for tick-borne diseases,Turkey


Esen B., Gozalan A., Coplu N., Tapar F. S. , Uzun R., Aslan T., ...More

TROPICAL DOCTOR, vol.38, no.1, pp.27-28, 2008 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1258/td.2007.060008
  • Journal Name: TROPICAL DOCTOR
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.27-28

Abstract

The aim of this study was to indicate the presence of tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) in an endemic area for Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) in Turkey. Of 39 CCHF suspected cases, one was found to be TBE virus immunoglobulin M positive and seven were TBE virus immunoglobulin G positive. It is important to report this first appearance of the TBE virus in Turkey since 1967.