Rift Valley fever - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2016
For 2016, EU/EEA countries reported three travel-related cases of Rift Valley fever. All cases reported by EU/EEA countries between 2012 and 2016 were travel-related, with probable infection in Comoros, Egypt, Ghana, Mali or Uganda.
Rift Valley fever
Rift Valley fever is an acute viral febrile haemorrhagic disease that affects primarily ruminants in Africa and in the Arabian Peninsula: cattle, buffalo, sheep, goats and camels. Humans may become infected by mosquito bites and through direct or indirect contact with the blood or organs of infected animals.
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Annual Epidemiological Reports (AERs)
The Annual Epidemiological Reports (AERs) are key ECDC publication on the epidemiology of communicable diseases of public health significance in Europe. These reports give overviews of the epidemiology of communicable diseases of public health significance in Europe, drawn from surveillance information on the 52 communicable diseases and health issues for which surveillance is mandatory in the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) countries.Read more