Further Evaluation of a Mutagen-Attenuated Rift Valley Fever Vaccine in Sheep
ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH INST OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES FORT DETRICK MD
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The outbreak of Rift Valley fever RVP in Egypt in 1977 was the first reported occurrence of Rift Valley fever virus RVFV outside sub-Saharan Africa. This epidemic emphasized the role of RVFV as a significant human pathogen and established the virus as a potential worldwide threat to human and livestock populations. Concern over further dissemination of the virus has prompted efforts to develop improved vaccines, as available formalin-inactivated and live-attenuated vaccines have disadvantages or practical limitations to their widespread use.
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