The Rift Valley Fever

The Rift Valley Fever.

The Rift Valley Fever Question: The Rift Valley Fever epidemic of 2007 in the Horn of Africa region has resulted the death of over 4,000* people amongst at least 100,000* reported cases. Being an example of how communicable disease, public health and political/economic vulnerabilities converge resulting a deadly outcome, the public health challenges in containing such deadly disease in a region ravaged by protracted war and political instability for many years is critical. *This may not necessarily be an accurate data. Describe; a) The dynamics of the disease and its recent epidemic b) The immediate and broader contextual factors that caused the outbreak. c) The public health challenges d) The control measures e) The expected challenges that your team would likely face in underdeveloped region in politically complex situation Hints: Poor developing countries have fragile and rudimentary public health facilities which may pose a challenge and your critical consideration of this factor is important. Horn of Africa region comprise of about five countries; Somalia, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia and Kenya. These countries have geopolitical similarities.

The Rift Valley Fever

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