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Volume 15, Number 3—March 2009

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Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Virus in High-Risk Population, Turkey

Turabi Gunes, Aynur Engin, Omer Poyraz, Nazif ElaldiComments to Author , Safak Kaya, Ilyas Dokmetas, Mehmet Bakir, and Ziynet Cinar
Author affiliations: Cumhuriyet University, Sivas, Turkey

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Table 2

Demographic features and risk factors associated with CCHFV seroprevalence (univariate analysis) for persons living in rural areas of Tokat and Sivas provinces, Turkey, 2006*

Risk factor category No. seropositive persons/total population (%) p value
Age >40 y 73/410 (17.8) <0.001
History of tick bite 78/483 (11.5) 0.002
Tick removal from the animals 69/450 (15.3) 0.03
Animal abortion 19/135 (14.1) 0.67
Slaughtering activity 25/151 (16.6) 0.18
Contact with CCHFV patient 14/89 (15.7) 0.44
Contact with an animal
97/734 (16.6)
0.26
Job
Farmer 93/656 (14.2) 0.02
Animal husbandry 94/664 (14.2) 0.01
Milking 35/263 (13.3) 0.79
Student
1/38 (2.6)
0.11
Total no. seropositive persons 100/782 (12.8)

*CCHFV, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus.

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