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ZH501 strain

Posted by deenvet on 01 Mar 2012 at 08:39 GMT

The ZH501 strain of RVFV was isolated during the same 1977 outbreak in Keny
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There seems to be a small error here. The RVFV strain known as ZH501 was isolated from a acutely and fatally infected human case at the Zagazig Hospital (ZH) during the 1977 outbreak in Egypt and NOT Kenya.

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