MADAGASCAR: Rift Valley Fever hits island
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Rift Valley Fever (RVF) has infected more than 400 people in Madagascar, with at least 17 fatalities, according to the Ministry of Health (MoH).
"An outbreak has been confirmed; it will be a big
challenge to contain," Nestor Ndayimirije, Inter-Country Epidemiologist at
the UN World Health Organisation's (WHO) Eastern and Southern Africa office,
A call for help
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