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Wesselsbron fever

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Wesselsbron fever

A mosquito-borne disease of sheep and man caused by the wesselsbron disease virus, a member of the family flaviviridae, and characterised by abortion and lamb mortality in sheep and by fever, headache, muscular pains, and mild rash in humans.

Synonym: wesselsbron disease.

Origin: Wesselsbron, town in South Africa where causative agent first isolated