By NewsDesk  @bactiman63

In an update on the Rift Valley fever (RVF) animal and human outbreaks in Mayotte, ARS Indian Ocean reports since the first cases occurred at the end of November 2018, 121 animal outbreaks have been confirmed and 134 human cases have been reported.

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Samples taken by veterinarians on sick animals or during abortions have identified 121 outbreaks of sick animals (including 97 cattle and 24 small ruminants).

The CHM laboratory reported 134 human cases of RVF at the monitoring and health emergencies platform of the ARS OI (CVAGS) of Mayotte. Although the vast majority of human cases of RVF have no been serious, officials do report two serious cases.

In addition, health officials say in the run-up to Eid el Fitr and the big wedding season, they remind the population to be vigilant in the case of slaughter of animals, consumption of meat and consumption curdled milk .

In humans, RVF is usually manifested by an influenza-like illness: high fever (39 °), muscle and / or joint pain, severe headache, tiredness. In the vast majority of cases, healing occurs within a few days.