Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV) is a highly transmissible human pathogen. Infection is often misdiagnosed, in part because of poor availability of data in disease-endemic areas. We sampled 150 apparently healthy ruminants throughout Nigeria for virus seropositivity and detected virus-specific IgG in cattle (24%) and goats (2%), highlighting the need for further investigations.
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This study was supported in part by a Grant-in-Aid from the Research Program on Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases from the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development; the International Development Group of Massey University, New Zealand; the Regional Training in Animal and Human Health Epidemiology South Asia Program (funded by the European Commission through the Avian and Human Influenza Trust Fund administered by the World Bank and Massey University); and by a Grant-in-Aid for New and Emerging Vector-Borne Diseases from Public Health England.
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