Rift Valley fever: an uninvited zoonosis in the Arabian peninsula.

  title={Rift Valley fever: an uninvited zoonosis in the Arabian peninsula.},
  author={Hanan H Balkhy and Ziad Ahmed Memish},
  journal={International journal of antimicrobial agents},
  volume={21 2},
Rift Valley fever (RVF) is an acute viral disease, affecting mainly livestock but also humans. The virus is transmitted to humans through mosquito bites or by exposure to blood and bodily fluids. Drinking raw, unpasteurized milk from infected animals can also transmit RVF. Routine vaccination of livestock in Africa has been prohibitively expensive, leading to endemicity of RVF in most African countries. Reports in September 2000 first documented RVF occurring outside of Africa in the Kingdom of… CONTINUE READING
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