FAO Animal Health Manual No. 17

FAO Animal Health Manual No. 17

Recognizing Rift Valley Fever

F. Glyn Davies
Consultant, EMPRES/Infectious Diseases Group
FAO, Rome

Vincent Martin
Animal Health Officer,
EMPRES/Infectious Diseases Group
FAO, Rome

   
FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Rome, 2003
   
 
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Cover photograph: Yaya Thiongane, Chief, Virology Unit,
Laboratoire National de Recherche Vétérinaires, Dakar, Senegal.

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ISBN 92-5-104927-0
ISSN 1020-5187

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

NATURE OF THE DISEASE

Causes
Animals affected

GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION

TRANSMISSION AND SPREAD

Causes of transmission
Spread of RVF

SIGNS OF RIFT VALLEY FEVER

Clinical signs of RVF
Clinical pathology
Postmortem signs of RVF

DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

Diagnosis of RVF
Laboratory confirmation of RVF
Diagnostic tests

PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF RIFT VALLEY FEVER

Sentinel herd monitoring
Towards early warning for RVF prevention: Satellite imagery
Control strategies

APPENDIXES

Appendix 1 - International Rift Valley fever reference experts and laboratories
Appendix 2 - Rift Valley fever vaccine sources
Appendix 3 - Relevant Web sites on Rift Valley fever

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