Nairobi sheep disease

noun
Nai·​ro·​bi sheep disease | \ nī-ˈrō-bē- \

Medical Definition of Nairobi sheep disease

: a severe and frequently fatal gastroenteritis of sheep or sometimes goats that occurs in parts of Kenya and is caused by a bunyavirus (species Nairobi sheep disease orthonairovirus of the genus Orthonairovirus) transmitted by the bite of an African tick especially of the genus Rhipicephalus (R. appendiculatus)

called also Nairobi disease

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“Nairobi sheep disease.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Nairobi%20sheep%20disease. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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