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- Terasaki, Kaori; Tercero, Breanna R.; Makino, Shinji
- Virus research 2016 v.216 pp. 55-65
- Culicidae; Rift Valley fever; Rift Valley fever virus; arboviruses; direct contact; disease outbreaks; encephalitis; enzootic diseases; fever; health status; hosts; human population; humans; immunity; mosquito bites; mutants; ruminants; vaccination; vaccines
- ... Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV) is an arbovirus circulating between ruminants and mosquitoes to maintain its enzootic cycle. Humans are infected with RVFV through mosquito bites or direct contact with materials of infected animals. The virus causes Rift Valley fever (RVF), which was first recognized in the Great Rift Valley of Kenya in 1931. RVF is characterized by a febrile illness resulting in a ...