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Rift Valley Fever outbreaks in Mauritania and related environmental conditions.

Abstract:

Four large outbreaks of Rift Valley Fever (RVF) occurred in Mauritania in 1998, 2003, 2010 and 2012 which caused lots of animal and several human deaths. We investigated rainfall and vegetation conditions that might have impacted on RVF transmission over the affected regions. Our results corroborate that RVF transmission generally occurs during the months of September and October in Mauritania, similarly to Senegal. The four outbreaks were preceded by a rainless period lasting at least a week...

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10.3390/ijerph110100903

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Caminade, C More by this author
Ndione, JA More by this author
MacLeod, DA More by this author
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Journal:
International journal of environmental research and public health
Volume:
11
Issue:
1
Pages:
903-918
Publication date:
2014-01-05
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EISSN:
1660-4601
ISSN:
1661-7827
URN:
uuid:467f0d5c-3e1e-4bdd-8bd5-18e5c826e3ea
Source identifiers:
448743
Local pid:
pubs:448743

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