the 2000 epidemic of rift valley fever in saudi arabia: mosquito vector mid-september 2000, rift valley fever (rvf) virus was diagnosed as the cause of infection in humans and livestock in jizan region, saudi arabia. this is the first time that this arbovirus has been found outside africa and madagascar. collections of mosquitoes (diptera: culicidae) were therefore undertaken (from 25 september to 10 october) at eight sites during the epidemic to obtain mosquitoes for attempted rvf virus isolation. among 23 699 mosquito females tested, six isolations of rvf virus ...200212243225
the persistence of rift valley fever in the jazan region of saudi arabia.a survey was conducted in the jazan region of saudi arabia to investigate the presence of rift valley fever (rvf) in sheep and goats, by clinical identification of suspected herds and detection of immunoglobulin m (igm) antibodies to rvf virus. the level of herd immunity was identified by detecting immunoglobulin g (igg) antibodies. rift valley fever was diagnosed in six out of eight districts included in the survey. twenty-two animals from 17 herds tested positive for the presence of igm antibo ...200617361776
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