Rift Valley Fever Virus and Hemorrhagic Fever

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Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV; Bunyaviridae: Phlebovirus) is a zoonotic arthropod-borne pathogen that often results in severe morbidity and mortality in both humans and livestock (Bird et al., 2009; Bouloy and Flick, 2009; Bouloy and Weber, 2010; Ikegami and Makino, 2009; LaBeaud et al., 2010; Pepin et al., 2010) and was rst identied in 1930 during an outbreak in sheep in the greater Rift Valley in Kenya (Daubney and Hudson, 1932; Daubney et al., 1931). Since its geographic range continues to spread and now includes most countries in Africa, Madagascar, and the Arabian Peninsula, it presents a real threat to naïve populations around the world by accidental.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationViral Hemorrhagic Fevers
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)9781439884317
ISBN (Print)9781439884294
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine
  • General Veterinary
  • General Neuroscience


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