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The CCHF has a fatality rate of up to 80 per cent.First detected in January 2011 in Ahmedabad the virus that spreads from animals to humans is now active across almost all states with Himachal Pradesh Odisha Rajasthan and Gujarat reporting cases a sero-survey shows NIV Director Dr Devendra Mourya along with scientist Pragya Yadav and others published these findings in the October issue of the Emerging Infectious Diseases journal of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Atlanta The disease is usually transmitted to humans by bites of Hyalomma ticks which are found on cattle buffalo goat and sheep Humans can also acquire the virus through exposure to CCHF-infected blood and tissues or to body secretions of an affected animal during slaughtering or allied procedures or at a hospital While there is a lot of awareness in India about the threat posed by the Ebola virus Mourya told The Indian Express the real threat posed by the CCHF is little understood Share This Article Related Article The virus could also go undetected and the cause of death misunderstood as the symptoms of dengue and CCHF are overlapping Pragya Yadav said adding that CCHF belonged to the high-risk Group IV as per the CDC and WHO “A large section of the Indian economy as well as rural development are dependent on agriculture livestock farming and dairy industry India exports over 400 million dollars of meat and beef every year India also has many animal-trading fairs (such as Pushkar Rajasthan; Sonepur Bihar) where there is extensive movement of tick-infested animals There is a high threat of transmission of the CCHF virus to new areas via such trade” Mourya said Detected in India for the first time only in 2011 the CCHF virus is widespread in several countries of Africa Asia South-East Europe and Eurasia Hard ticks especially Hyalomma ticks are both a reservoir and a vector for the virus Numerous wild and domestic animals such as cattle goats sheep and hare serve as amplifying hosts for the virus “Animal husbandry and abattoir workers are at high risk as they are always in close contact with live animals or carcasses that may be infested with CCHFV-infected ticks Infected animals do not develop severe disease as viraemia (presence of virus in the body) in livestock is short-lived (up to two weeks) and of low intensity” Mourya said He added that for the study 5636 samples (bovine goat and sheep) were obtained through Foot and Mouth Disease centres in collaboration with the Indian Council of Agricultural Research CCHF virus-specific IgG antibodies were detected in serum samples of domestic animals using two ELISA kits developed indigenously by the NIV Overall 260 out of 4781 (543 per cent) bovine samples and 94 out of 855 (1099 per cent) sheep/goat samples were found to be positive for anti-CCHF virus antibodies “The maximum IgG antibody positivity in bovine samples was seen in Orissa (313 per cent) In the case of sheep and goat samples the maximum IgG positivity was seen in Himachal Pradesh (531 per cent) We also recorded higher seropositivity in sheeps and goats than bovines” Mourya said Yadav stressed the need for more higher-level laboratories to check the samples The diagnosis of high-risk group pathogens is a major concern in India where only few Biosafety Level-3 (BSL-3) laboratories and just one BSL-4 laboratory exist Yadav said For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top NewsNew Delhi | Updated: February 7 2014 4:37 am Related News Rahul Gandhi is in the process of holding primaries on 17 Lok Sabha seats Even as Rahul Gandhi is in the process of holding primaries on 17 Lok Sabha seats as the first step towards giving party workers a say in the selection of candidates, He said “I don’t know contractor Bhat and have never met him.83 crore, “Third important project, which we wanted to do is integrating the technologies with space. download Indian Express App More Related Newsthe BJP on Thursday asked what is his locus standi to make such allegations and why he had not spoken about 2G scam and on irregularities in coal block allocation.” Modi promised to electrify all the villages of the state by 2019 and all households by 2022; he said that his government had already set aside funds for the same.

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2014 3:28 am Related News Last? Meanwhile,s image as not sparing even the police for not doing the duty and secondly it would shift the focus away from the party councillor after all the media glare on him.” he said.had said that those leaders who had done good or are doing so should be appreciated. The rest have been given to AP but still some officers have “one foot here and one foot there”, some of the IAS officers are now looking towards New Delhi for a Central posting on deputation.” For all the latest India News, DMG personnel were seen patrolling the water in speedboats as the CM and her entourage travelled to the “Glass House” conference venue. download Indian Express App More Related News

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