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Volume 25, Number 2—February 2019
Dispatch

Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever, Kosovo, 2013–2016

Salih Ahmeti1, Lindita Berisha1, Bahrije Halili, Florim Ahmeti, Ronald von Possel, Corinna Thomé-Bolduan, Anett Michel, Simone Priesnitz, Emil C. Reisinger, Stephan Günther, Andreas Krüger, Kurtesh Sherifi, Xhevat Jakupi, Christoph J. HemmerComments to Author , and Petra Emmerich
Author affiliations: University Hasan Prishtina, Prishtina, Kosovo (S. Ahmeti); University Clinical Center of Kosovo, Prishtina (L. Berisha, B. Halili); National Institute of Public Health of Kosovo, Prishtina (F. Ahmeti, X. Jakupi); Bernhard Nocht Institute of Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany (R. von Possel, C. Thomé-Bolduan, S. Günther,; P. Emmerich); Bundeswehr Hospital, Hamburg (A. Michel, S. Priesnitz, A. Krüger); University of Rostock, Rostock, Germany (E.C. Reisinger, C.J. Hemmer, P. Emmerich); University Hasan Prishtina Faculty of Agriculture and Veterinary Science, Prishtina (K. Sherifi)

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Figure 1

Municipalities (komunë) in Kosovo, showing number of patients with Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever in each municipality. Map was obtained from Wikimedia, where it is available to the public under the GNU Free Documentation License (13). The original map has no invariant elements; it has been modified to indicate patient locations.

Figure 1. Municipalities (komunë) in Kosovo, showing number of patients with Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever in each municipality. Map was obtained from Wikimedia, where it is available to the public under the GNU Free Documentation License (13). The original map has no invariant elements; it has been modified to indicate patient locations.

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1These first authors contributed equally to this article.

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