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Volume 27, Number 6—June 2021

Seroepidemiologic Survey of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Virus in Logging Communities, Myanmar

Tierra Smiley EvansComments to Author , Theingi Win Myat, Nang Sarm Hom, Keersten Michelle Ricks, Min Thein Maw, Zaw Min Oo, Aung Than Toe, Nyein Thu Aung, Pyaephyo Aung, Tin Htun Aung, Paul Kuehnert, Kyaw Zin Thant, Ye Tun Win, Wai Zin Thein, Nicole Rae Gardner, Randal Joseph Schoepp, Christine Kreuder Johnson1, and Hlaing Myat Thu1
Author affiliations: University of California, Davis, Davis, California, USA (T. Smiley Evans, A.T. Toe, N.T. Aung, N.R. Gardner, C.K. Johnson); Department of Medical Research, Yangon, Myanmar (T.W. Myat, N.S. Hom, H.M. Thu); US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, Frederick, Maryland, USA (K.M. Ricks, P. Kuehnert, R.J. Schoepp); Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department, Yangon (M.T. Maw, Y.T. Win, W.Z. Thein); Myanmar Timber Enterprise, Yangon (Z.M. Oo); Nature Conservation Society Myanmar, Yangon (P. Aung, T.H. Aung); Myanmar Academy of Medical Science, Yangon (K.Z. Thant)

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Table 1

Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus immunoglobulin G seroprevalence by demographic characteristic and occupation among forest logging camp communities, Myanmar

Characteristic No. positive No. negative Period prevalence (95% CI)
M 6 56 0.11 (0.05–0.2)
0.11 (0.04–0.23)
Age group, y
11–20 0 11 0 (0–0.26)
21–30 3 32 0.09 (0.03–0.22)
31–40 5 19 0.21 (0.09–0.40)
41–50 2 13 0.13 (0.04–0.38)
51–60 0 15 0 (0–0.20)
0 (0–0.66)
Primary occupation*
Extractive industries 0 6 0 (0–0.39)
Crop production 0 2 0 (0–0.66)
Livestock farmer 0 1 0 (0–0.79)
Protected area worker, forest ranger 6 51 0.11 (0.05–0.21)
Housewife 1 2 0.33 (0.06–0.79)
Teacher 0 2 0 (0–0.66)
Migrant laborer 0 5 0 (0–0.43)
Hunter 1 7 0.11 (0.02–0.43)
0.09 (0.03–0.24)
Total 10 92 0.11 (0.05–0.17)

*Persons were asked to report their primary occupations but some engaged in additional activities, outside of their primary occupation. For example, persons who did not identify as being a hunter as their primary occupation may have reported hunting.

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1These senior authors contributed equally to this article.

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