Rift Valley fever
. In: Coetzer JA, Thomson GR, and Tustin RC, editors.
Rift Valley Fever
is a viral disease that primarily affects animals but also has the capacity to infect humans.
Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for detection of antibodies to Rift Valley fever
virus in ovine and bovine sera.
Severe Rift Valley fever
may present with a characteristic clinical syndrome.
On Saturday, veterinary services director Obadiah Njagi and medical services director Jackson Kioko said the current weather conditions are ideal for mosquito breeding and increase the risk of Rift Valley Fever
outbreak in Wajir, Garissa, Tana River, Malindi, Kwale, Laikipia and Kajiado.
What is now the Ilri Kapiti Research Station quickly became a hub for livestock research and field testing of interventions.The station has played a key role in developing a vaccine against tick-borne cattle disease East Coast fever, which kills a cow in Africa every 30 seconds, as it is in testing one against Rift Valley fever
, which, besides cattle, also threatens 50 million people in East Africa.
According to Eastern Province officials, the decision was taken for the security of cattle and containing the spread of Rift Valley Fever
(RVF) among cows.
"The United States of America and Kenya are conducting research on pathogens that threaten both human beings and livestock, including Ebola, Anthrax and Rift Valley fever
, with a view to coming up with a lasting solution to the problem," he said.
The Asian tiger mosquito--carrier of such diseases as dengue, yellow fever, Rift Valley fever
, Chikungunya, and Zika--appears to have vanished from Palmyra.