Rift Valley Fever Epidemic in Saudi Arabia: Epidemiological, Clinical, and Laboratory Characteristics

Madani, Tariq A.; Al-Mazrou, Yagob Y.; Al-Jeffri, Mohammad H.; Mishkhas, Amin A.; Al-Rabeah, Abdullha M.; Turkistani, Adel M.; Al-Sayed, Mohammad O.; Abodahish, Abdullah A.; Khan, Ali S.; Ksiazek, Thomas G.; Shobokshi, Osam
October 2003
Clinical Infectious Diseases;10/15/2003, Vol. 37 Issue 8, p1084
Academic Journal
Describes the epidemiological, clinical, and laboratory characteristics of th Rift Valley fever (RVF) epidemic in Saudi Arabia. Increase of the levels of creatine kinase; Detection of RVF virus antigen and specific immunoglobulin-M in patients blood sample; Frequency of patients reporting exposure to mosquitoes.


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