Wesselsbron Fever

Viral Diseases

Animals Involved

Ruminants, especially sheep, goats; also evidence of infection in other mammals, including lemurs; can infect birds

Known Distributions

Southern Africa, southeast Asia

Probable Means of Spreading

Mosquito bites (mainly Aedes spp, possibly others); also by contact with contaminated material

Clinical Manifestations in People

Nonspecific febrile illness ± maculopapular rash or ocular signs in some; few cases described but seems to be self­-limiting

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