Inter-epidemic Transmission of Rift Valley Fever in Livestock in the Kilombero River Valley, Tanzania: A Cross-Sectional Survey

@inproceedings{Sumaye2013InterepidemicTO,
  title={Inter-epidemic Transmission of Rift Valley Fever in Livestock in the Kilombero River Valley, Tanzania: A Cross-Sectional Survey},
  author={Robert David Sumaye and Eveline Geubbels and Edgar Mtaki Mbeyela and D. L. Berkvens},
  booktitle={PLoS neglected tropical diseases},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND In recent years, evidence of Rift Valley fever (RVF) transmission during inter-epidemic periods in parts of Africa has increasingly been reported. The inter-epidemic transmissions generally pass undetected where there is no surveillance in the livestock or human populations. We studied the presence of and the determinants for inter-epidemic RVF transmission in an area experiencing annual flooding in southern Tanzania. METHODOLOGY A cross-sectional sero-survey was conducted in… CONTINUE READING
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