Comparison of techniques for demonstrating antibodies to Rift Valley fever
Complete genome analysis of 33 ecologically and biologically diverse Rift Valley fever
virus strains reveals widespread virus movement and low genetic diversity due to recent common ancestry.
Such coordination was found to have worked very effectively in Saudi Arabia during the huge outbreak of Rift Valley fever
Bailey, "Rift Valley fever
," in The Arboviruses: Epidemiology and Ecology, T.
The serum samples were analyzed using the inhibition enzyme-linked immunoassay kit for the detection of antibody (both IgG and IgM) to Rift Valley fever
virus in humans and domestic and wild ruminants (Special Pathogens Unit, National Institute for Communicable Diseases, South Africa) .
Rift Valley Fever
: an uninvited zoonosis in the Arabian peninsula.
The only two arbovirus infections for which a human vaccine is available are yellow fever and Rift Valley fever
. The yellow fever vaccine is highly effective and, in terms of the International Health Regulations, travellers from areas deemed by the World Health Organization to be endemic for yellow fever must be vaccinated against the disease.
Rift Valley fever
(RVF) is a viral zoonosis endemic to Africa (1) that primarily affects domestic ruminants, causing large epizootics with high mortality rates in young animals and abortions.
There were concerns regarding a possible outbreak of Rift Valley Fever
, a livestock disease that killed 26 people and 8,500 animals in the country last year.
However, they refused, demanding that the Yemeni government provide a certificate stating Yemen is free of rift valley fever
," said Mansoor Al-Qadasi, Director of the Animal Health Department at the Ministry of Agriculture.
Jeffrey Lockwood, professor of entomology at Wyoming University and author of Six-legged Soldiers: Using Insects as Weapons of War, said such Rift Valley Fever
or other diseases could be transported into a country by a terrorist with a suitcase.
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