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]
Wesselsbron,a town in South Africa where the causative agent for the fever was first isolated.
Wesselsbron fever - a mosquito-borne disease of sheep and humans caused by the Wesselsbron disease virus. Synonym(s): Wesselsbron disease; Wesselsbron virus
Wesselsbron disease - Synonym(s): Wesselsbron fever
Wesselsbron virus - Synonym(s): Wesselsbron fever
a disease of cattle and sheep in southern Africa caused by flavivirus transmitted by mosquitoes and characterized by abortion and heavy mortality in newborn lambs and jaundice in adult sheep. The disease is similar to Rift Valley fever but there is no antigenic or taxonomic relationship between the viruses. Serological evidence indicates that the infection is very widespread and occurs as an asymptomatic or mild infection in many other species including humans.