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Volume 17, Number 8—August 2011

Dispatch

Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Virus in Hyalommid Ticks, Northeastern Kenya

Rosemary SangComments to Author , Joel Lutomiah, Hellen Koka, Albina Makio, Edith Chepkorir, Caroline Ochieng, Santos Yalwala, James Mutisya, Lilian Musila, Jason H. Richardson, Barry R. Miller, and David Schnabel
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Kenya Medical Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya (R. Sang, J. Lutomiah, E. Chepkorir); US Army Medical Research Unit Nairobi (H. Koka, A. Makio, C. Ochieng, S. Yalwala, J. Mutisya, L. Musila, J.H. Richardson, D. Schnabel); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA (B.R. Miller)

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Ticks species sampled from different livestock animals from 4 sites within Garissa District, northeastern Kenya, and CCHFV infection detected from tick pools, April–May 2008*

Site and animal Tick species No. ticks No. pools tested No. CCHFV-positive pools
El-Humow village
Goat Amblyomma variegatum 64 16 0
Goat Am. gemma 47 6 0
Cattle Am. lepidum 48 6 0
Camel Rhipicephalus appendiculatus 94 12 0
Camel Hyalomma rufipes 17 3 0
Cattle Hy. rufipes 124 16 0
Sheep Hy. rufipes 50 7 0
Camel Hy. truncatum 22 3 0
Cattle Hy. truncatum 623 81 0
Sheep Hy. truncatum 24 3 0
Cattle Hyaloma sp. 73 10 0
Cattle Rh. pulchellus 748 94 0
Sheep Rh. pulchellus 162 21 0
Diiso village
Cattle Hy. rufipes 160 20 3
Camel Hy. truncatum 1,034 132 4
Cattle Hy. truncatum 1,513 191 14
Camel Hyalomma sp. 191 24 0
Cattle Hyalomma sp. 192 59 1
Camel Rh. pulchellus 168 21 0
Cattle Rh. pulchellus 1,297 163 0
Goat
Rh. pulchellus
420
53
0
Livestock market
Cattle Hy. truncatum 266 34 0
Cattle
Hyalomma sp.
7
1
0
Slaughterhouse
Camel Hy. rufipes 90 12 1
Camel Hy. truncatum 642 81 0
Camel Hyalomma sp. 76 19 0
Camel
Rh. pulchellus
448
56
0
Totals 8,600 1,144 23

*CCHFV, Congo-Crimean hemorrhagic fever virus.

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