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On Friday, Mauritania health authorities announced the deaths of four people due to Rift Valley fever (RVF).

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In addition, a total of seven RVF cases and one Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) human cases were announced after testing 63 people.

The Ministry of Animal Development announced that the number of livestock infected with Rift Valley fever had risen to 149, distributed over several states.

The positive cases of Rift Valley fever were recorded in the states of Tiris Zemmour (Municipality of Azouirat), the Western Basin (Municipality of Ensafni), Tkant (Nimlan), the Eastern Basin (Atwiel) and Trarza (Municipality of Nabagia).

The ministry indicated that it had taken a number of measures to confront the disease, including treating and isolating infected animals, and limiting the movement of infected or suspected animals, the use of insecticides, control of vector insects, and vaccination.