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An outbreak of Rift Valley fever in Northeastern Kenya, 1997-98.

Abstract:

In December 1997, 170 hemorrhagic fever-associated deaths were reported in Garissa District, Kenya. Laboratory testing identified evidence of acute Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV). Of the 171 persons enrolled in a cross-sectional study, 31(18%) were anti-RVFV immunoglobulin (Ig) M positive. An age-adjusted IgM antibody prevalence of 14% was estimated for the district. We estimate approximately 27,500 infections occurred in Garissa District, making this the largest recorded outbreak of RVFV in ...

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10.3201/eid0802.010023

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Karpati, AM More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Gaturuku, P More by this author
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Journal:
Emerging infectious diseases
Volume:
8
Issue:
2
Pages:
138-144
Publication date:
2002-02-05
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EISSN:
1080-6059
ISSN:
1080-6040
URN:
uuid:1dd80f11-ceb4-4c84-81d2-23c351e942a4
Source identifiers:
386104
Local pid:
pubs:386104

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