The status of Rift Valley fever in animals in Saudi Arabia: a mini review.

@article{AlAfaleq2011TheSO,
  title={The status of Rift Valley fever in animals in Saudi Arabia: a mini review.},
  author={Adel I. Al-Afaleq and Mansour F. Hussein},
  journal={Vector borne and zoonotic diseases},
  year={2011},
  volume={11 12},
  pages={1513-20}
}
In August-September 2000, an overwhelming outbreak of Rift Valley fever (RVF) struck the southwestern part of Saudi Arabia and adjoining Yemeni territories. During the outbreak, which was the first ever to be recorded outside Africa, around 40,000 animals, mostly sheep and goats, died or aborted and 883 cases, with 124 deaths, were recorded among humans in Saudi Arabia. An additional 1328 human cases, with 166 deaths, were concurrently recorded in northwestern Yemen. Vector studies in Saudi… CONTINUE READING

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