crimean-congo hemorrhagic fever: case series from a medical center in golestan province, northeast of iran (2004).crimean-congo hemorrhagic fever (cchf) is a widely distributed lethal disease, worldwide. humans are usually infected with cchf virus through a tick bite or close contact with viral contaminated tissues or with blood of domestic animals or of infected patients. the present study reports six cases of cchf, who were in contact with both infected tissues and blood from sheep. in some regions like golestan province (north of iran), clinician suspicion may have an important role in early diagnosis an ...200616864919
status of haemaphysalis tick infestation in domestic ruminants in iran.the geographical distribution and ecological preferences of haemaphysalis in domestic animals in iran were studied 4 times a year from april 2003 to march 2005. a total of 1,622 ixodid tick specimens were collected from 3 different zones. among them, 108 (6.7%) haemaphysalis ticks, consisting of 6 species, were identified; h. punctata (3.4%), h. parva (0.5%), h. sulcata (0.6%), h. choldokovskyi (1.7%), h. concinna (0.06%) and haemaphysalis sp. (0.6%). h. punctata was the most abundant species, w ...200717570976
a survey on hydatidosis in livestock in northern iran based on data collected from slaughterhouses from 2004 to have been collected from slaughterhouses in three provinces across the northern iran (gilan, mazandaran and golestan) from march 2004 to march 2008. these data were collected to evaluate the prevalence of hydatidosis in slaughtered cattle, sheep and goats. during the study, 3,347,797 animals were slaughtered. these included 621,686 cattle, 1,719,725 sheep and 1,006,386 goats. the prevalence of infection in cattle, sheep and goats was 12%, 14.6% and 10.1%, respectively. the association of co ...201121665368
assessing the role of livestock in big cat prey choice using spatiotemporal availability patterns.livestock is represented in big cat diets throughout the world. husbandry approaches aim to reduce depredation, which may influence patterns of prey choice, but whether felids have a preference for livestock or not often remains unclear as most studies ignore livestock availability. we assessed prey choice of the endangered persian leopard (panthera pardus saxicolor) in golestan national park, iran, where conflict over livestock depredation occurs. we analyzed leopard diet (77 scats) and assesse ...201627064680
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