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Partnering to combat Rift Valley fever in West Africa

click to enlargeAugust 2014 - With the increased frequency of Rift Valley fever (RVF) outbreaks in West Africa since 2010, there is a growing concern among the national authorities of the affected countries that are struggling to put the disease under control again. In the meantime, the research community, which counts a large number of institutions working on RVF in the region, continues to work on better understanding the disease cycle and developing tools to improve forecasting, prevention and the progressive control of the disease. Due to the zoonotic nature of RVF and the existence of wildlife reservoirs, public health agencies and wildlife management services are also involved...[Read more]



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