Ministry initiative to prevent RVF outbreak

SourceSaudi Gazette
CountrySaudi Arabia

Saudi Gazette reportRIYADH — To prevent the Rift Valley Fever (RVF) outbreak, the ministry of environment, water and agriculture has initiated the proces of seeking assistance from specilaized companies providing veterinary services, local media reports said.RVF affects both animals and humans. It is an acute, fever-causing viral disease most commonly observed in domesticated animals (such as cattle, buffalo, sheep, goats, and camels), with the ability to infect and cause harm to humans too.RVF virus has an incubation period of 2-6 days following infection and can cause several different disease syndromes. No human-to-human transmission has more...