Rift Valley Fever

Rift Valley Fever - • disease destroyed by high temperatures(by cooking • 100 abortions in sheep o High mortality rate in young sheep Necropsy

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Acute fever-causing viral disease Hemorrhagic – zoonotic Foreign disease – found in East + South Africa Affects ruminants, carnivores, camels, rodents Primary vector = Mosquito ** Vaccine can cause birth defects Incubation = 1-6 days Symptoms: - fever – depression (in cows) - fever – excessive salivation (in humans)
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Unformatted text preview: • disease destroyed by high temperatures (by cooking) • 100% abortions in sheep o High mortality rate in young sheep Necropsy lesions on the liver and lymphatic tissue small intestine – inflammation + hemorrhaging Diagnosis = tissue samples NO TREATMENT RIFT VALLEY FEVER...
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2008 for the course AVS 332 taught by Professor Launer during the Spring '08 term at Rhode Island.

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