Rift Valley Fever (RVF) meeting in Arusha, Tanzania, September 2014
September 21, 2014. Scott McVey, Supervisory Veterinary Medical Officer, ARS Arthropod-Borne Animal Disease Research Unit Manhattan, KS, and Irlene Santos, Office of International Research Programs (OIRP), and researchers at Sokoine University, Tanzania, organized a Rift Valley Fever (RVF) meeting in Arusha, Tanzania. The group prepared a research proposal to characterize the interepidemic cycle of RVF virus (RVFV), focused on vector ecology and field validation of new RVF diagnostics in Kenya. The proposal was submitted to the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DOD-DTRA) - Cooperative Biological Engagement Program (CBEP).