Definition of African horse sickness in English:

African horse sickness

Syllabification: Af·ri·can horse sick·ness

noun

  • A notifiable viral disease of horses, which is usually fatal. It is transmitted by biting insects and occurs chiefly in Africa, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean.
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    • A new study finds camels highly resistant to hostile bacteria and to viral diseases such as foot-and-mouth disease and African horse sickness, and are unaffected by BSE.
    • The deadly African horse sickness, which has restricted the movement of horses to South Africa in recent years, was a cause for concern when considering the stallion's future.
    • Jerry sprays her horse to protect it from the African horse sickness bedevilling the province.

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