Résumé de : PAPA (A), BOZOVI (B), PAVLIDOU (V), PAPADIMITRIOU (E), PELEMIS (M) & ANTONIADIS (A) - 2002 - Genetic detection and isolation of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus, Kosovo, Yugoslavia. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 8 (8): pp. 852-854.


Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus (C-CHFV) strains were isolated from a fatal case and the attending physician in Kosovo, Yugoslavia. Early, rapid diagnosis of the disease was achieved by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction. The physician was successfully treated with oral ribavirin. These cases yielded the first genetically studied C-CHFV human isolates in the Balkans.