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Small Mammals monitoring in DDCR

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Tamer Khafaga
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We conducted a cross-sectional survey of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV) in dromedary camels and attached ticks at 3 locations in the United Arab Emirates. Results revealed a high prevalence of CCHFV-reactive antibodies in camels and viral RNA in ticks and camel serum, suggesting the virus is endemic in this country.
Tamer Khafaga
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We conducted a cross-sectional survey of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV) in dromedary camels and attached ticks at 3 locations in the United Arab Emirates. Results revealed a high prevalence of CCHFV-reactive antibodies in camels and viral RNA in ticks and camel serum, suggesting the virus is endemic in this country.
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This study investigated the small mammal community of the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve (225 Km²), Dubai, United Arab Emirates. We aimed to determine the diversity and distribution of rodents in two different habitats: (i) sand dunes and (ii) gravel plains. Using 240 trap-nights, four rodent species were captured. The most frequent species were Gerbillus cheesmani followed by Meriones crassus, Gerbillus nanus and Acomys carhinus. Indices of species richness (S) and diversity (H’) were greatest in gravel plains followed by sand dunes. Some expected species, such as Meriones arimalius were not found during the survey. Acomys carhinus was found only in one location of the reserve.