Unexpected Rift Valley Fever Outbreak, Northern Mauritania

  title={Unexpected Rift Valley Fever Outbreak, Northern Mauritania},
  author={Ahmed B. Ould El Mamy and Mohamed Ould Baba and Yahya Barry and Katia Isselmou and Mamadou Lamine Dia and Ba Hampate and Mamadou Yero Diallo and Mohamed Ould Brahim El Kory and Mariam Diop and Modou Lo and Yaya Thiongane and Mohammed Bengoumi and Lilian Puech and Ludovic Plee and Filip Claes and St{\'e}phane de la Rocque and Baba Doumbia},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
During September-October 2010, an unprecedented outbreak of Rift Valley fever was reported in the northern Sahelian region of Mauritania after exceptionally heavy rainfall. Camels probably played a central role in the local amplification of the virus. We describe the main clinical signs (hemorrhagic fever, icterus, and nervous symptoms) observed during the outbreak.