Livestock production: Learn more about Rift Valley fever

Question: Please would you tell us more about called Rift Valley fever? Rift Valley fever is caused by a virus and is transmitted to cattle, goats and sheep by mosquitoes. The disease originated in the Rift Valley area of north Africa. In years when rainfall is good, the disease can…

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Rift Valley fever confirmed in South Africa

Rift Valley fever (RVF) has been confirmed in South Africa’s (SA) Free State Province. SA’s Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) has confirmed an outbreak of RVF in sheep near Jacobsdal in the Free State Province. To date, the disease has been detected on 1 farm, with further investigations…

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Rift Valley fever outbreak hits South Sudan

The government of South Sudan has confirmed an outbreak of Rift Valley fever (RVF) among domesticated livestock and humans in 3 counties of the Eastern Lakes State. In a statement, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said a state of emergency has been declared following the confirmation of the disease outbreak…

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