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28 Jan 1998 description
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Nairobi, January 28, 1998 -- Heavy rains caused by El Niño have exacerbated outbreaks of Rift Valley fever, cholera and malaria in Kenya's northeastern, eastern, central, coastal and Rift Valley provinces, as well as in southern Somalia, according to recent World Health Organization (WHO) reports. Rift Valley fever is a viral disease commonly found in sub-Saharan Africa. The virus is transmitted primarily by infected mosquitoes, other biting insects and occasionally by contact with the blood or body fluids of infected animals.