Accession Number:

ADA238405

Title:

Further Evaluation of a Mutagen-Attenuated Rift Valley Fever Vaccine in Sheep

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH INST OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES FORT DETRICK MD

Report Date:

1991-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE