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Volume 11, Number 11—November 2005


Rift Valley Fever in Small Ruminants, Senegal, 2003

Véronique Chevalier*Comments to Author , Renaud Lancelot†, Yaya Thiongane‡, Baba Sall§, Amadou Diaité‡, and Bernard Mondet¶
Author affiliations: *Centre International de Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement, Montpellier, France; †Ambassade de France, Antananarivo, Madagascar; ‡Institut Sénégalais de Recherche Agricole, Dakar-Hann, Senegal; §Direction de l'Élevage, Dakar, Senegal; ¶Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Dakar-Hann, Senegal

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Table 2

Variables selected to explain serologic incidence of Rift Valley fever in small ruminants, Barkedji area, Senegal, 2003 rainy season*

Pond name Pond location Surface (ha) Compound code Distance: pond-compound (hm)
Niaka Ferlo bed 10.1 BEL 17.8
NIA 6.7
NIK 6.1
Barkedji Ferlo bed 17.9 BK1 0.6
BK2 2.8
BK3 5.1
Loumbel Lana Ferlo bed 1.8 DIA 12.6
LOU 2.1
Furdu Outside Ferlo bed 1.6 FUR 3.9
Ngao Gaoudi Outside Ferlo bed 4.2 GAW 4.0
NG2 3.4
NGA 11.9
Kangaledji Ferlo bed 4.7 KAN 3.9
Yaralope Outside Ferlo bed 9.4 YA1 5.8
YA2 4.8

*At the pond level (n1 = 7) and at the compound level (n2 = 16); N = 610 small ruminants; hm, hectometers.

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