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Volume 10, Number 12—December 2004

Research

Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever, Mauritania

Pierre Nabeth*Comments to Author , Dah Ould Cheikh†, Baidy Lo‡, Ousmane Faye*, Idoumou Ould Mohamed Vall†, Mbayame Niang*, Bocar Wague†, Djibril Diop‡, Mawlouth Diallo*, Boubacar Diallo§, Ousmane Madiagne Diop*, and François Simon*
Author affiliations: *Institut Pasteur de Dakar, Dakar, Senegal; †Ministère de la Santé et des Affaires Sociales, Nouakchott, Mauritania; ‡Centre National d’Hygiène, Nouakchott, Mauritania; and; §Centre National d’Elevage et de Recherches Vétérinaires, Nouakchott, Mauritania

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Table 4

Distribution of ticks collected during the investigation of the Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever outbreak, Nouakchott, Mauritania, March 2003

Tick species/host No. ticks
Positive pools/total pools tested
Home Market
Hyalomma dromedarii
  Cattle 0 49 0/30
  Camels 0 39 0/21
  Floor 0 54 0/54
  Total 0 142 0/105
H. marginatum rufipes
  Cattle 0 8 0/2
  Camels 0 3 0/1
  Sheep 6 9 0/10
  Total 6 20 0/13
H. impeltatum
  Cattle 0 11 0/6
  Sheep 8 8 0/7
  Floor 0 3 0/3
  Total 8 22 0/16
Hyalomma sp.
  Sheep 1 0 0/1
Rhipicephalus evertsi evertsi
  Sheep 97 75 4/56
  Goats 2 0 0/1
  Total 99 75 4/57
R. sanguineus
Dogs 5 0 0/2
Total 119 259 4/194

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