Prevalence and risk factors of Rift Valley fever in humans and animals from Kabale district in Southwestern Uganda, 2016

@inproceedings{Nyakarahuka2018PrevalenceAR,
  title={Prevalence and risk factors of Rift Valley fever in humans and animals from Kabale district in Southwestern Uganda, 2016},
  author={Luke Nyakarahuka and Annabelle de St Maurice and Lawrence J. Purpura and Elizabeth K. Ervin and Stephen Karabyo Balinandi and Alex Tumusiime and Jackson Kyondo and Sophia Mulei and Patrick Tusiime and Julius J Lutwama and John David Klena and Shelley C Brown and Barbara M Knust and Pierre E. Rollin and Stuart T Nichol and Trevor R Shoemaker},
  booktitle={PLoS neglected tropical diseases},
  year={2018}
}
BACKGROUND Rift Valley fever (RVF) is a zoonotic disease caused by Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV) found in Africa and the Middle East. Outbreaks can cause extensive morbidity and mortality in humans and livestock. Following the diagnosis of two acute human RVF cases in Kabale district, Uganda, we conducted a serosurvey to estimate RVFV seroprevalence in humans and livestock and to identify associated risk factors. METHODS Humans and animals at abattoirs and villages in Kabale district were… CONTINUE READING
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