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Volume 17, Number 10—October 2011

Unexpected Rift Valley Fever Outbreak, Northern Mauritania

Ahmed B. Ould El Mamy, Mohamed Ould Baba, Yahya Barry, Katia Isselmou, Mamadou L. Dia, Ba Hampate, Mamadou Y. Diallo, Mohamed Ould Brahim El Kory, Mariam Diop, Modou Moustapha Lo, Yaya Thiongane, Mohammed Bengoumi, Lilian Puech, Ludovic Plee, Filip Claes, Stephane de La RocqueComments to Author , and Baba Doumbia
Author affiliations: Centre National d’Etude et de Recherches Vétérinaires, Nouakchott, Mauritania (A.B O. El Mamy, Y. Barry, K. Isselmou, M.L. Dia); Ministère du Développement Rural, Nouakchott (M.O. Baba, B. Doumbia); Institut National de Recherches en Santé Publique, Nouakchott (B. Hampate, M.Y. Diallo, M.O. Brahim El Kory); Institut Sénégalais de Recherches Agricoles, Dakar-Hann, Senegal (M. Diop, M.M. Lo, Y. Thiongane); Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Belvédère, Tunisia (M. Bengoumi, L. Puech); Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, Italy (L. Plee, F. Claes, S. de La Rocque); Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium (F. Claes); Centre International de Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement, Montpellier, France (S. de la Rocque)

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Serologic data obtained from different regions, overall and per host species during Rift Valley Fever outbreak, northern Mauritania, September–October 2010*

All samples, no. (%)
Small ruminant samples, no. (%)
Camel samples, no. (%)
All samples
IgM/IgG positive
IgM positive†
All samples
IgM/IgG positive
IgM positive†
All samples
IgM/IgG positive
IgM positive†
Adrar 179 83 (46) 81 (45) 168 79 (47) 77 (46) 11 4 (36) 4 (36)
Brakna 17‡ 3 (18) 0 (0) 2 0 0 10 3 (30) 0
Gorgol 8 2 (25) 2 (25) 8 2 (25) 2 (25) 0 0 0
Inchiri 57 32 (56) 31 (54) 57 32 (56) 31 (54) 0 0 0
Nouakchott 239 65 (27) 1 (0) 27 1 (4) 1 (4) 212 64 (30) 0
Nouadibou 46 20 (43) 8 (17) 0 0 0 46 20 (43) 8 (17)
Total 546 205 (37) 123 (23) 262 114 (43) 111 279 91 (33) 12 (4)

*Ig, immunoglobulin.
†IgM-positive samples within the IgM/IgG-positive population.
‡Includes 5 cattle samples; all had negative test results.

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