RIFT VALLEY FEVER. A REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE
ARMY BIOLOGICAL LABS FREDERICK MD
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Rift Valley fever literature was reviewed with the intention of accumulating, under a single cover published material of use in the study, research, and evaluation of the disease. Emphasis was placed on presentation of facts as they were reportetigation procedures. Rift Valley fever has been shown to be a highly infectious disease of sheep, cattle, and other animals. Man has been infected frequently during epizootics of domestic animals and during laboratory or field contact with infectious material. The disease has not been in scientific publications. Attention has been given to a geographic distribution, b modes of transmission, c susceptibility of hosts, d pathlogy, e immunity, f characttigation procedures. The disease has not been found to occur naturally outside the African continent, but accidental human infections have been reported in the United States, Europe, and Japan.
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