RVF spread updated in Mauritania

A WHO update on the Rift Valley fever (RVF) outbreak in Tagant, Assaba and Adrar regions that was first advised in September reveals that the initial eight cases (and seven deaths) had risen to 75 with 25 fatalties by Nov 7. Cases have been recorded in 11 of the country’s 15 regions, however Tagant has just over half of all cases ‘with principal hotspot districts being Tidjikja and Moudjeria’. The WHO assessed the risk level to be high at a national level in view of the widespread nature of the infection among herd animals, but moderate for the region. Read More

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