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

Abstract

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… (More)

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@article{Balkhy2003RiftVF, 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}, year={2003}, volume={21 2}, pages={153-7} }