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Rift Valley fever
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H Health and Pathology
An acute infection caused by the Rift Valley fever virus, an RNA arthropod-borne virus, affecting domestic animals and humans. In animals, symptoms include hepatitis, abortion, and death. In humans, symptoms range from those of a flu-like disease to hemorrhagic fever, encephalitis, or blindness.
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viral diseases of animals and humans
Related Term
Rift Valley fever phlebovirus
fiebre del Valle del Rift
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