Volume 10, Number 12—December 2004
Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever, Mauritania
|Laboratory testa||No. positive (%)b|
|ELISA-IgM + RT-PCR||6 (17.6)|
|ELISA-IgM + RT-PCR + isolation||3 (8.8)|
aELISA, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay; RT-PCR, reverse transcription–polymerase chain reaction; Ig, immunoglobulin.
bAn additional 4 persons met the criteria for having a probable case but died before sampling, so their cases could not be confirmed with serologic tests; according to the case definition, these persons were considered case-patients, which brings the total number of cases to 38.