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Akabane Disease

Akabane Virus Infection

Akabane disease is a viral infection caused by a RNA bunyavirus, spread by infected biting midges Culicoides brevitarsis b and some species of Aedes and Culex mosquitoes. Akabane disease results in congenital arthrogryposis and hydrancephaly in goat kids, lambs, and calves in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Australia.

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