African Horse Sickness Virus

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Abstract

African Horse Sickness is an infectious, non-contagious, arthropod-borne disease of Equidae caused by African horse sickness virus transmitted by biting culicoides midges. African Horse Sickness is endemic in Africa but outbreaks outside the African continent have been reported. The disease is characterized by changes in respiratory and circulatory functions and exhibits different forms. The mortality is >90% for naïve domestic horses. In contrast, infected zebra and African donkey display mild or no clinical signs and a mortality of 5%–10%. Nine serotypes of African horse sickness virus have been recognized showing no or poor cross-protection with each other.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationReference Module in Life Sciences
PublisherElsevier
ISBN (Electronic)9780128096338
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Publication statusPublished - 21 May 2019

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African horse sickness virus
African horse sickness
arthropod-borne diseases
Equidae
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Culicoides
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van Rijn, P.A. / African Horse Sickness Virus. Reference Module in Life Sciences. Elsevier, 2019.
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