Thursday, November 15, 2007

Rift Valley Fever Kill 100 in Sudan

Reports surfaced a week ago about an outbreak of Rift Valley Fever in Gazeera State, Sudan. Now, the WHO is reporting that 96 people have died, most in the area close to irrigation canals. The disease in humans is normally preceded by infection in animals but officials in Sudan have publicly denied that there are any confirmed cases in cattle.Despite the official govt stance, reps from the Food and Agricultural Organization have been deployed to to contain any possible outbreak amongst livestock.


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