What is rift valley fever

aerial shot of a town and rock formations in cappadocia

1)Rift Valley fever (RVF) is a viral zoonosis that primarily affects animals but can also infect humans.

2)RVF virus is a member of the Phlebovirus genus.




3)The virus was first identified in 1931 in the Rift Valley of Kenya.

4)The incubation period for RVF varies from 2 to 6 days.

5)The majority of human infections result from contact with the blood or organs of infected animals and from the bites of infected mosquitoes still date, no human-to-human transmission of RVF virus has been documented.