Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV) is a zoonotic arbovirus affecting livestock and people. This study was conducted in western Kenya where RVFV outbreaks have not previously been reported. The aims were to document the seroprevalence and risk factors for RVFV antibodies in a community-based sample from western Kenya and compare this with slaughterhouse workers in the same region who are considered a high-risk group for RVFV exposure. The study was conducted in western Kenya between July 2010 and November 2012
This work arises from the Zoonoses and Emerging Livestock Systems (ZELS) programme.
Cook E, Grossi-Soyster E, de Glanville W, Thomas L, Kariuki S, Bronsvoort B, Wamae C, LaBeaud A, Fèvre E (2017). The sero-epidemiology of Rift Valley fever in people in the Lake Victoria Basin of western Kenya. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017 Jul 7;11(7):e0005731
The sero-epidemiology of Rift Valley fever in people in the Lake Victoria Basin of western Kenya