No one knows why some people develop life-threatening bouts of valley fever
and others don't.
The Meat Board will also supply financing for the compiling of dossiers for the International Animal Health Organisation to declare Namibia free from rinderpest (small stock), lung sickness (cattle), Rift Valley fever
, brucellosis and tuberculosis.
Wool production in South Africa is likely to increase in 2013, as the industry has recovered from the effects of Rift Valley Fever
12 ( ANI ): A new protein has been identified that has broad virus-fighting properties which potentially could be used as a weapon against deadly human pathogenic viruses like HIV, Ebola, Rift Valley Fever
, Nipah and others designated "priority pathogens.
Supply of requisites for the viruses isolation and transplant, also of detection kits for the Valley Fever
New York Mets' Ike Davis Has Valley Fever
12 of 2012, issued by Dr Rashid Ahmed bin Fahd, Minister of Environment and Water, will be applicable to importing of processed meat from the countries which have reported cases of foot and mouth disease and Rift Valley fever
, said Assistant Undersecretary for Agricultural and Livestock Affairs said.
The only two arbovirus infections for which a human vaccine is available are yellow fever and Rift Valley fever
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.
Since 2001 up to now, Saudi authorities request a certificate that Yemen is free of rift valley fever
before they will even consider Yemeni sheep imports.
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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Rift Valley fever
, a mosquito-borne virus that hit Sudan recently, can lead to hemorrhaging and seizures and kills one out of a hundred.
In 1997-1998, hundreds of Kenyans died in an outbreak of Rift Valley fever
, a viral disease that can lead to eye infection, brain inflammation, and severe hemorrhaging.
Although part of a worldwide agenda, the event in Nairobi will be seen as particularly timely following the deaths of more than 150 people in Kenya from the recent outbreak of Rift Valley Fever