Sep 30, 2000, 12:01 AM
News Code: 9057734
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Africa outside Fever Valley Rift of outbreak control helps WHO Health World The -- IRNA 30, Sept Nations, United Vienna, to responding are organizations partner its and (WHO) Organization outside time first the for detected Fever Valley Rift of outbreak an .Yemen in possibly and, Arabia Saudi in - Africa first the said WHO Geneva, in Friday on released statement a In the in reported were fever haemorrhagic viral suspected of cases .September 11 and 10 on area Disease for Center States United the at analysis Laboratory Rift of diagnosis a confirmed have Atlanta in Prevention and Control still are Studies .Arabia Saudi from samples the in (RVF) Fever Valley .Yemen from samples the on way under acute of cases human 134 agency, health the to According 31 with Yemen, in reported been have syndrome fever haemorrhagic suspected 160 been have there Arabia Saudi in while deaths, human .deaths human 33 including RVF, of cases reported Fever Valley Rift of cases first the are These" .said WHO "Africa, in areas affected traditionally outside introduction new a is this whether establish to important is It" for present been has pathogen the fact, in whether, or virus the of health public of attention the to come has now only and time some ".authorities are partners international its and WHO response, In disease of areas the in Governments both to advice providing control of implementation and investigation field confirmation, .disease the of spread the contain to measures in Valley Rift Kenya's in identified first Fever, Valley Rift from transmitted be can that disease a - zoonosis a is 1930, and animals both in disease severe cause may It .humans to animals .mortality and morbidity high to leading humans, EA/MHJ/YS End