Published in Blood Weekly, November 2nd, 2000
This viral hemorrhagic fever causes severe disease among both humans and animals, posing a serious public health risk and economic losses due to loss of livestock.
In September 2000, RVF was reported for the first time outside Africa. Cases were confirmed in Saudi Arabia and Yemen. As of October 9, 2000, 321 cases with 32 deaths, and a case fatality rate of 10%, have been reported by the Ministry of Public Health, Yemen.
In Saudi Arabia, WHO, the U.S. Centers for...
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