Research Information:

A study of Rift Valley fever virus in Morogoro and Arusha regions of Tanzania - serology and farmers’ perceptions.

Animal Health

Investigate the presence of antibodies against RVFV in sheep and goats in two different regions of Tanzania during an inter-epidemic period (IEP)

From: International Livestock Research Institute(ILRI)-Tanzania (ILRI) | 2015 | Research Done By: Wensman Wensman, PhD

Funding Source: ILRI

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Research Recommendation:
RVFV is circulating at low levels in small ruminants during IEPs. In spite of recurring RVF outbreaks in Tanzania, livestock keepers seem to have a low awareness of the disease, making them poorly prepared and thus more vulnerable to future RVF outbreaks.