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African horse sickness virus

A species of Orbivirus that causes disease in horses, mules, and donkeys and can also infect other animals such as dogs, cattle, sheep, goats and humans. The virus is transmitted by blood-sucking (hematophagous) insects - usually biting midges of the genus Culicoides.
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  • AHSV (African horsesickness virus)
  • AHSV (African horse sickness virus)
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