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Wesselsbron fever


Definition: a mosquito-borne disease of sheep and humans caused by the Wesselsbron disease virus, a member of the family Flaviviridae, and characterized by abortion and lamb mortality in sheep and by fever, headache, muscular pains, and mild rash in humans.

Synonym(s): Wesselsbron disease

[Wesselsbron, town in South Africa where causative agent first isolated]

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