Autores: Nina Lagerqvist,  Belisário Moiane,  Lourenço Mapaco,  José Fafetine, Sirkka Vene, and Kerstin I. Falk

Ano: 2013

During the past 2 decades, several countries in Africa and the Arabian Peninsula, to which Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV) is endemic, have reported outbreaks of Rift Valley fever in humans and livestock. The first evidence of RVFV in Mozambique was documented as early as the 1960s (1). Endemicity was subsequently confirmed in the 1980s by a prevalence study that identified virusspecific antibodies in 2% of pregnant women (2) and in the 1990s by serosurveillance in Zambezia Province, which showed that cattle had been infected with RVFV (3).