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WHO Grade 2 emergency

Rift Valley fever in Niger

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WHO /Bachir Chaibou

November 2016 -- Rift Valley Fever (RVF) is caused by a virus transmitted by mosquitoes and blood feeding flies that usually affects animals (commonly cattle and sheep) but can also involve humans. In humans the disease ranges from a mild flu-like illness to severe haemorrhagic fever that can be lethal. When livestock are infected the disease can cause significant economic losses due to high mortality rate in young animals and waves of abortions in pregnant females.

WHO Grade 2 emergency

Negotiations for a new cooperation strategy between WHO and Niger has initiated

WHO/Niger
From left to right , The Director General of Public Health ; the Secretary General of MOH and WHO Representative in Niger

Renewal of the Cooperation strategy for 2016-2020 between WHO and Niger initiated in Niamey on 7 September 2015. The new cooperation strategy will be base on the evaluation and development of the one for 2009-2015.

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