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Volume 17, Number 10—October 2011

Dispatch

Unexpected Rift Valley Fever Outbreak, Northern Mauritania

Ahmed B. Ould El Mamy, Mohamed Ould Baba, Yahya Barry, Katia Isselmou, Mamadou L. Dia, Ba Hampate, Mamadou Y. Diallo, Mohamed Ould Brahim El Kory, Mariam Diop, Modou Moustapha Lo, Yaya Thiongane, Mohammed Bengoumi, Lilian Puech, Ludovic Plee, Filip Claes, Stephane de La RocqueComments to Author , and Baba Doumbia
Author affiliations: Centre National d’Etude et de Recherches Vétérinaires, Nouakchott, Mauritania (A.B O. El Mamy, Y. Barry, K. Isselmou, M.L. Dia); Ministère du Développement Rural, Nouakchott (M.O. Baba, B. Doumbia); Institut National de Recherches en Santé Publique, Nouakchott (B. Hampate, M.Y. Diallo, M.O. Brahim El Kory); Institut Sénégalais de Recherches Agricoles, Dakar-Hann, Senegal (M. Diop, M.M. Lo, Y. Thiongane); Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Belvédère, Tunisia (M. Bengoumi, L. Puech); Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, Italy (L. Plee, F. Claes, S. de La Rocque); Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium (F. Claes); Centre International de Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement, Montpellier, France (S. de la Rocque)

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Figure 1

Lefrass Oasis, 30 km north of Atar, one of the main outbreak foci of an outbreak of Rift Valley fever in camels, northern Mauritania. Inset shows the location of Atar and Aoujeft and the isohyets (average during 1965−2002; source: Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, Land and Water development Division).

Figure 1. Lefrass Oasis, 30 km north of Atar, one of the main outbreak foci of an outbreak of Rift Valley fever in camels, northern Mauritania. Inset shows the location of Atar and Aoujeft and the isohyets (average during 1965−2002; source: Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, Land and Water development Division).

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