Nairobi sheep disease


Nai·​ro·​bi 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)

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“Nairobi sheep disease.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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