African horse sickness
is an acrostic for ahs.
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African horse sickness is a highly infectious and deadly disease. It commonly affects horses, mules, and donkeys. It is caused by a virus of the genus Orbivirus belonging to the family Reoviridae. This disease can be caused by any of the nine serotypes of this virus. AHS is not directly contagious, but is known to be spread by insect vectors.
- also known as AHS
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by R. W. Ashford
African horse sickness is a non-contagious, infectious, insect-borne disease of equids that was first recognized in Africa in the 16th century. The effects of the disease, particularly in susceptible populations of horses, can be devastating, with ...
Encyclopedia of Virology (1999)
by Allan Granoff, Robert G. Webster
Polyomaviridae African horse sickness virus 1 ...
Orbivirus African horse sickness virus African horse sickness; bluetongue Pestivirus Equine arteritis ...
by Marc H.V. van Regenmortel, Brian W.J. Mahy
Rhinopneumonitis Rhinopneumonitis Rotavirus Arteritis African horse sickness African horse sickness Encephalomyelitis West ...
Adenovirus Adenovirus Parainfluenza virus; Morbillivirus; Pneumovirus Infectious bronchitis-like agent African horse sickness virus Paramyxovirus Coronavirus Orbivirus Pestivirus disease ...
by Dr Joyce Kay, Professor Wray Vamplew
African horse sickness led to strict quarantine conditions - there has continued to be a limited traffic in horses, jockeys and trainers between the continent and Britain. Although thoroughbred racing was also introduced to Zimbabwe, Kenya and ...
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