FAO risk assessment calls for a concerted Rift Valley Fever rapid response campaign in West Africa

Since early August 2016, several human cases of Rift Valley fever (RVF), including some deaths, have been notified in Niger. According to the field investigations an increased mortality and abortions in small ruminants, cattle and camels have been observed. The impact of this outbreak on public health and animal husbandry of the affected area is considered serious. [Read more]