African horse sickness virus

a virus of the genus Orbivirus that causes African horse sickness.

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  • African horse sickness — Af·ri·can horse sickness .af ri kən n a serious and commonly fatal disease of horses and sometimes other mammals including rarely humans that is caused by a reovirus of the genus Orbivirus (serotypes of species African horse sickness virus), that …   Medical dictionary

  • African horse sickness — (AHS) is a highly infectious, and deadly disease. It commonly affects horses, mules, donkeys and zebras. 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 …   Wikipedia

  • African horse-sickness — noun A serious disease of horses, due to a virus ● horse …   Useful english dictionary

  • african horse sickness — noun Usage: usually capitalized A : a serious and commonly fatal virus disease of horses endemic in parts of central and southern Africa, characterized by fever, edematous swellings, and internal hemorrhage, and transmitted by certain biting… …   Useful english dictionary

  • AHSV — African horse sickness virus …   Medical dictionary

  • AHSV — • African horse sickness virus …   Dictionary of medical acronyms & abbreviations

  • Orbivirus — Virus classification Group: Group III (dsRNA) Order: Unassigned Family: Reoviridae …   Wikipedia

  • Orbivirus — A genus of viruses of vertebrates (family Reoviridae) that multiply in arthropods, including certain viruses formerly included with the arboviruses. They are antigenically distinct from other groups of viruses and are characterized by an… …   Medical dictionary

  • Tierseuche — Seuchenverordnung von Ravensburg aus dem 18. Jahrhundert Eine Tierseuche ist eine durch Krankheitserreger hervorgerufene, übertragbare und sich meist schnell verbreitende Erkrankung von Tieren. Die Grenzen zu einer „normalen“ Tierkrankheit… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Pferdepest — Die Afrikanische Pferdepest, Pferdepest oder Afrikanische Pferdesterbe (engl. African Horse Sickness, AHS) ist eine virale Infektionskrankheit bei Pferden, Zebras und Eseln, die zu den anzeigepflichtigen Tierseuchen gehört. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1… …   Deutsch Wikipedia


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