Rift Valley Fever

Rift Valley Fever is an acute viral disease that affects domestic animals (such as sheep, cattle, and goats) and humans. Disease in these species is characterized by fever, severe illness, abortions, and a high mortality rate. Mosquitoes are a common source of the virus.

In Canada, Rift Valley Fever is a reportable disease under the Health of Animals Act, and all cases must be reported to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

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