Diseases

Name

Nairobi sheep disease

Names alternate

NSD

Agents
(1) Nairobi sheep disease virus > Bunyaviridae > Virus
Populations
(1) Goat (Capra aegagrus hircus) > Hoofed animal > Placental mammal (Eutheria) > Mammal (Mammalia) > Vertebrate > Animal (Animalia)
(2) Sheep (Ovis aries) > Hoofed animal > Placental mammal (Eutheria) > Mammal (Mammalia) > Vertebrate > Animal (Animalia)
Transmission
(1) Vector-borne
Vectors
(1) Fly (Diptera) > Insect (Insecta) > Arthropod (Arthropoda) > Invertebrate > Animal (Animalia)
(2) Tick (Ixodida) > Non-insect > Arthropod (Arthropoda) > Invertebrate > Animal (Animalia)
Documents
(1) Merck Veterinary Manual: Overview of Nairobi Sheep Disease (2015)
(2) Wikipedia: Nairovirus (2015)
Notes

Human infections are rare; however, accidental infections have been reported among laboratory workers, resulting in fever, joint aches, and general malaise. The African field rat (Arvicathus abysinicus nubilans) is a potential reservoir host.

Created

2015-07-27 15:14:57+00:00

Modified

2015-09-10 19:22:50.966694+00:00