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Rift Valley Fever (RVF) is a viral zoonosis (affects primarily domestic livestock, but can be passed to humans) causing fever. It is spread by the bite of infected mosquitoes, typically the Aedes or Culex genera.
Harvard scientists uncover key mechanism that allows viruses to replicate

Harvard scientists uncover key mechanism that allows viruses to replicate

Research provides opportunities for biological control of insect-borne pathogens

Research provides opportunities for biological control of insect-borne pathogens

Disease X: an unknown disease that could claim millions of lives

Disease X: an unknown disease that could claim millions of lives

Antimicrobial resistance and foodborne diseases pay no heed to national frontiers

Antimicrobial resistance and foodborne diseases pay no heed to national frontiers

Mechanisms of insecticide resistance impact transmission of West Nile virus

Mechanisms of insecticide resistance impact transmission of West Nile virus

New project maps impact of climate change on tropical diseases

New project maps impact of climate change on tropical diseases

Repurposing existing antiviral drugs for multiple infections

Repurposing existing antiviral drugs for multiple infections

Mystery 'disease X' warnings from WHO

Mystery 'disease X' warnings from WHO

Scientists characterize infection mechanism of Rift Valley fever virus

Scientists characterize infection mechanism of Rift Valley fever virus

Innovate UK funds new, economic vaccine to halt spread of 'zoonotic' infectious diseases

Innovate UK funds new, economic vaccine to halt spread of 'zoonotic' infectious diseases

Improved surveillance systems and coherent policies needed to combat Rift Valley fever

Improved surveillance systems and coherent policies needed to combat Rift Valley fever

Women infected with Rift Valley fever virus have increased risk of miscarriages

Women infected with Rift Valley fever virus have increased risk of miscarriages

RVFV uses cancer pathway to hijack host cell and cause infection

RVFV uses cancer pathway to hijack host cell and cause infection

New model helps predict outbreaks of zoonotic diseases

New model helps predict outbreaks of zoonotic diseases

Research provides pathway toward creation of first broad-spectrum antiviral drug

Research provides pathway toward creation of first broad-spectrum antiviral drug

Global climate crisis threatens public health

Global climate crisis threatens public health

Researchers successfully test new method for rapid diagnosis of Ebola in Guinea

Researchers successfully test new method for rapid diagnosis of Ebola in Guinea

Health Partnership Scheme funds project dedicated to viral haemorrhagic fever

Health Partnership Scheme funds project dedicated to viral haemorrhagic fever

Two new groups of viruses discovered within Bunyavirus family in Ivory Coast tropical forest

Two new groups of viruses discovered within Bunyavirus family in Ivory Coast tropical forest

Researchers discover potential mechanism to combat haemorrhagic diseases

Researchers discover potential mechanism to combat haemorrhagic diseases