Veterinary advice should be sought before applying any treatment or vaccine.
Rift valley fever (RVF) is a vector-borne, zoonotic disease caused by Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV). RVFV is a negative-sense, single-stranded RNA virus of the family Bunyaviridae
within the genus Phlebovirus. RVF is endemic to sub-Saharan African countries and is characterized by high rates of abortions and neonatal mortality, primarily affecting humans, sheep, goats, and cattle. Young animals are most susceptible to infection with RVRV.
RVF is transmitted through mosquitoes and other biting insects, also through close contact with blood and tissues of infected animals.
The incubation period from exposure to clinical signs ranges from 1 to 6 days.