Unexpected Rift Valley Fever outbreak, northern Mauritania

AB Ould El Mamy, M Ould Baba, Y Barry, K Isselmou, ML Dia, B Hampate, MY Diallo, MOB El Kory, M Diop, MM Lo, Y Thiongane, M Bengoumi, L Puech, L Plee, F Claes, S de La Rocque, B Doumbia

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    Abstract

    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
    Volume17
    Issue number10
    Pages (from-to)1894-1896
    Number of pages3
    ISSN1080-6040
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011

    Keywords

    • B780-tropical-medicine
    • Viral diseases
    • Animal diseases
    • Zoonoses
    • Rift Valley fever
    • Vectors
    • Mosquitoes
    • Aedes
    • Culex
    • Outbreaks
    • Camels
    • Clinical manifestations
    • Case reports
    • Serology
    • Drought
    • Environmental aspects
    • Mortality
    • Mauritania
    • Africa-West

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