Rift Valley Fever Epidemiology, Surveillance, and Control: What Have Models Contributed?

R. Metras, Lisa Collins, R.G. White, S. Alonso, V. Chevalier, C. Thuranira-McKeever, D.U. Pfeiffer

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Abstract

Background: Rift Valley fever (RVF) is an emerging vector-borne zoonotic disease that represents a threat to human health, animal health, and livestock production, particularly in Africa. The epidemiology of RVF is not well understood, so that forecasting RVF outbreaks and carrying out efficient and timely control measures remains a challenge. Various epidemiological modeling tools have been used to increase knowledge on RVF epidemiology and to inform disease management policies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)761-771
Number of pages11
JournalVECTOR-BORNE AND ZOONOTIC DISEASES
Volume11
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jun 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Microbiology
  • Virology

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