Akabane and bovine ephemeral fever virus infections.

  title={Akabane and bovine ephemeral fever virus infections.},
  author={Peter D. Kirkland},
  journal={The Veterinary clinics of North America. Food animal practice},
  volume={18 3},
          501-14, viii-ix
Akabane and bovine ephemeral fever viruses are exotic to the American continent. Both viruses are spread by insect vectors, and each causes disease of varying severity in food-producing animals. However, there are few other similarities between the agents and the diseases that they cause. They do not share the same insect vectors, the mammalian host range is different, and the clinical manifestations of virus infection vary markedly. Akabane virus is a cause of severe congenital defects, but… CONTINUE READING

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