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Forecasting Epidemics of Rift Valley Fever Using Climate and Satellite Indicators

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Infectious Diseases

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Rift Valley Fever (RVF) is a viral infection in sub-Saharan East Africa that is spread by mosquitoes. Epidemics occur following periods of abnormally high rainfall, which increases mosquito breeding habitat. The ability to predict periods of heavy rainfall from climate and satellite indicators can allow sufficient time to implement countermeasures to protect humans and livestock.

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