Rift Valley Fever continues in Tahoua region, Niger

The epidemic of Rift Valley Fever in the Tahoua Region has increased from 98 cases with 28 deaths in mid-October to 230 cases with 32 deaths presently.

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Advice For Travellers

Human infections result from direct or indirect contact with the blood or organs of infected animals during slaughtering or butchering, assisting with animal births, conducting veterinary procedures, or from the disposal of carcasses or fetuses. Humans may also become infected with Rift Valley Fever by ingesting the unpasteurized or uncooked milk of infected animals. Infections have also resulted from the bites of infected mosquitoes.

Although the risk for the general traveller is low, persons in contact with infected animals may be at high risk.