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Rift Valley fever

Definition:

Rift Valley Fever (RVF) is a viral disease that primarily affects (domestic) animals but also has the capacity to infect humans. An infection can cause severe disease in both animals and humans, leading to high rates of disease and death.

It spreads as mosquito-borne epidemics during years of heavy rainfall. Rift Valley fever is more deadly than the West Nile virus.

Source: GreenFacts, based on WHO, Rift Valley fever 

Translation(s):

Español: Fiebre del Valle del Rift
Français: Fièvre de la vallée du Rift

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