Entry from British & World English dictionary
A feverish disease of cattle, prevalent in Africa and usually fatal.
- This disease is caused by a parasitic protozoan of the genus Theileria (phylum Sporozoa, kingdom Protista), which lives in the host’s blood cells and is transmitted by the bite of the tick Rhipicephalus appendiculatus (family Ixodidae)
Definition of East Coast Fever in:
- The British & World English dictionary