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Title: Eco-climatic Conditions Associated with Rift Valley fever Activity in Southern Africa in 2008-2011

Author
item ANYAMBA, ASSAF - GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER
item SMALL, JENNIFER - GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER
item Linthicum, Kenneth - Ken
item TUCKER, COMPTON - GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER
item PAK, EDWIN - GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER
item Gibson, Seth
item DE LA ROCQUE, S - FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS (FAO)
item FORMENTY, P - WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO) - SWITZERLAND

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/1/2012
Publication Date: 3/14/2012
Citation: Anyamba, A., Small, J., Linthicum, K., Tucker, C., Pak, E., Britch, S.C., De La Rocque, S., Formenty, P.B. 2012. Eco-climatic Conditions Associated with Rift Valley fever Activity in Southern Africa in 2008-2011. Meeting Abstract. p.90.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: The time period 2008-2011 has been marked by a series of Rift Valley fever (RVF) outbreaks in Southern Africa. These multi-year episodes of RVF have not occurred in the region since the mid-1970s. We examine climatic and ecological conditions associated with the outbreaks and present results of our prediction and risk assessments prior to each outbreak episode.