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  1. Recurrence of Rift Valley fever in Egypt.

    Article - En anglais

    Rift Valley fever (RVF) has been recorded in man and in domestic animals in Egypt after a 12-year absence.

    Human infections were first noted in the Aswan Governorate in late May, 1993.

    Only cases of ocular disease, an infrequent and late manifestation, were reported.

    Of 41 cases, 3 5 were tested serologically and 27 (77%) had RVF virus-specific IgM antibodies.

    An estimated 600-1500 infections occurred in the region.

    Abortions in cattle and buffalo were seen concurrently and antibodies to RVFV were present in 39% of domestic livestock, presumably unvaccinated.

    RVFV was isolated from an aborted water buffalo fetus.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Virose, Infection, Evolution, Homme, Fièvre vallée Rift, Arbovirose, Récurrence, Egypte, Afrique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Viral disease, Infection, Evolution, Human, Rift valley fever, Arbovirus disease, Recurrence, Egypt, Africa

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0052531

    Code Inist : 002B05C02I. Création : 199406.