28 Oct 2016

The mosquito-borne Rift Valley fever virus linked to miscarriage in humans

Submitted by anna.lindberg

The mosquito-borne Rift Valley fever virus has been linked to miscarriage in humans. A study of 130 pregnant Sudanese women with fever showed that the risk of miscarriage was seven times greater if the woman was infected with Rift Valley fever virus. The study, which was recently published in the journal Lancet Global Health, was a collaboration between researchers at Umeå University, the Swedish Defense Research Agency (FOI) and clinicians in Sudan.
Article in Läkartidningen (in Swedish)