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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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Observed clinical symptoms of Rift Valley fever in camels during field investigation in the Adrar region, northern Mauritania. A) Conjunctivitis and ocular discharge, hemorrhages of the gums, and edema of the trough; B) hemorrhages of gums and tongue; C) foot lesions (cracks in the sole) with secondary myasis; D) edema at the base of the neck; E) dead camel with sign of abortion, convulsions, and arching of the neck.

Figure 2. Observed clinical symptoms of Rift Valley fever in camels during field investigation in the Adrar region, northern Mauritania. A) Conjunctivitis and ocular discharge, hemorrhages of the gums, and edema of the trough; B) hemorrhages of gums and tongue; C) foot lesions (cracks in the sole) with secondary myasis; D) edema at the base of the neck; E) dead camel with sign of abortion, convulsions, and arching of the neck.

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