oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Rift valley fever in Southern Rhodesia

Volume 4, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



(1) The isolation of Rift Valley fever virus in Southern Rhodesia for the first time is recorded. (2) The importance of the virus as an agent of bovine abortion in this country has been established. (3) Foetal brain tissue is considered to be preferable as a source of material for virus isolation as compared to liver tissue. (4) The diagnosis of two human cases is recorded.

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