sweating sickness

noun

: an epidemic febrile disease especially of young cows that occurs chiefly in Africa, is characterized by profuse sweating and early high mortality, and is caused by a toxin produced and transmitted by a tick of the genus Hyalomma (H. truncatum)

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“Sweating sickness.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/sweating%20sickness. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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