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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.
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

WHO calls on experts, social media to follow best practices in naming new human infectious diseases

WHO calls on experts, social media to follow best practices in naming new human infectious diseases

WHO issues best practices for naming new human infectious diseases

WHO issues best practices for naming new human infectious diseases

USAMRIID provides on-site laboratory support to current Ebola outbreak

USAMRIID provides on-site laboratory support to current Ebola outbreak

UTMB experts honored with Lifetime Achievement Award for contributions to study of deadly diseases

UTMB experts honored with Lifetime Achievement Award for contributions to study of deadly diseases

Novel approaches could lead researchers to develop new vaccine for East Coast fever, malaria

Novel approaches could lead researchers to develop new vaccine for East Coast fever, malaria

HEALTHY FUTURES project aims to address risk of outbreaks, transmission of VBDs

HEALTHY FUTURES project aims to address risk of outbreaks, transmission of VBDs

Study reveals African bats may play a role in evolution of MERS-CoV predecessor viruses

Study reveals African bats may play a role in evolution of MERS-CoV predecessor viruses