Rift valley fever.

  title={Rift valley fever.},
  author={Gertruida H. Gerdes},
  journal={The Veterinary clinics of North America. Food animal practice},
  volume={18 3},
  • G. H. Gerdes
  • Published 1 August 2004
  • Medicine
  • The Veterinary clinics of North America. Food animal practice
Rift Valley fever virus is an arthropod-borne Phlebovirus endemic in sub-Saharan Africa. Outbreaks also have occurred in Egypt, Madagascar, and most recently in the Arabian peninsula. Large epizootics occur at irregular intervals in seasons of above-average rainfall with persistent flooding and the appearance of large numbers of floodwater-breeding Aedine mosquitoes. The virus is transmitted transovarially and can remain dormant in mosquito eggs during dry interepizootic periods. Low-level… 

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