Rift Valley Fever Outbreak, Mayotte, France, 2018-2019

Emerg Infect Dis. 2020 Apr;26(4):769-772. doi: 10.3201/eid2604.191147.


From November 2018 through July 2019, an outbreak of Rift Valley fever in humans occurred in Mayotte, France; 142 cases were confirmed. Exposure to animals or their biological fluid was reported by 73% of patients. Health authorities have been implementing control measures, including veterinary surveys, vector control interventions, and prevention measures.

Keywords: France; Mayotte; Rift Valley fever; Rift Valley fever virus; epidemiological surveillance; outbreak; vector-borne infections; virologic surveillance; viruses; zoonoses.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Comoros / epidemiology
  • Disease Outbreaks
  • France / epidemiology
  • Humans
  • Rift Valley Fever* / epidemiology
  • Rift Valley fever virus* / genetics