Accession Number : ADA259748


Title :   Rift Valley Fever Antibody in Human Sera Collected after an Outbreak in Domestic Animals in Kenya


Corporate Author : ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH INST OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES FORT DETRICK MD


Personal Author(s) : Logan, T M ; Davies, F G ; Linthicum, K J ; Ksiazek, T G


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a259748.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 2


Abstract : Rift Valley fever (RVF) virus is a member of the family Bunyaviridae, genus Phlebovirus (BISHOP et al., 1980). As first described by DAUBNEY et al. (1931), the disease was a highly fatal epizootic of sheep at a farm north of Lake Naiasha, Kenya. Since that time, periodic epizootics of RVF have been recorded in Kenya. They principally involved domestic sheep and cattle populations, particularly those imported into the country. Human cases have occurred in laboratory workers and people associate with the affected animals, but are comparatively rare.


Descriptors :   *ANTIBODIES , *RIFT VALLEY FEVER VIRUS , HUMANS , BOVINES , IMMUNOGLOBULINS , LABORATORY ANIMALS , KENYA , EPIZOOTIC


Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Microbiology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE