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Volume 4, Number 2—June 1998

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New Vectors of Rift Valley Fever in West Africa

D. Fontenille*, M. Traore-Lamizana*, M. Diallo*†, J. Thonnon†, J.P. Digoutte†, and H.G. Zeller

Author affiliations: *Laboratoire de zoologie médicale, Institut Francais de recherche scientifique pour le développement en coopération (ORSTOM), Institut Pasteur, BP 1386, Dakar, Sénégal; †Institut Pasteur, BP 220, Dakar, Sénégal; ‡Institut Pasteur, BP 1274, Antananarivo, Madagascar


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Table 1

Rift Valley fever virus isolates in West and Central Africa

Host No. of isolates Location Year(s)
Aedes dalzieli 3 Kédougou, Sénégal 1974
Ae. dalzieli 1 Kédougou, Sénégal 1983
Ae. ochraceus 3 Barkedji, Sénégal 1993
Ae. vexans 10 Barkedji, Sénégal 1993
Ae. cumminsii 1 Burkina-Faso 1983
Ae. furcifer 1 Burkina-Faso 1983
Culex antennatus 1 Nigeria 1967-70
Culicoides sp. 2 Nigeria 1967 1967
Ae. palpalis 1 Central African Republic 1969
Mansonia africana 1 Central African Republic 1969
Amblyomma variegatum (on cattle in a slaughterhouse) 1 Central African Republic 1983
Humans 2 Sénégal 1975
1 Sénégal 1980
201 Mauritania 1987
12 Central African 1971-90
Bats 2 Guinea 1981-83
Sheep 1 Barkedji, Sénégal 1993
Bovine 1 Kolda, Sénégal 1993

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