nairobi sheep disease in kenya. the isolation of virus from sheep and goats, ticks and possible maintenance hosts.nairobi sheep disease was seen principally upon movement of susceptible animals into the enzootic areas. this occurred most frequently for marketing purposes near the main centres of population. other outbreaks followed local breakdowns in tick control measures. the disease did not occur in epizootic form during the period under consideration. nairobi sheep disease was isolated from pools of rhipicephalus appendiculatus but not from many pools of other tick species. no virus was isolated from th ...1978701790
a survey of nairobi sheep disease antibody in sheep and goats, wild ruminants and rodents within kenya.the distribution of antibody to nairobi sheep disease in sheep and goats in kenya was found to coincide closely with that of the tick, rhipicephalus appendiculatus. the proportions of a population in an enzootic area with antibody was similar in the different age groups. no antibody to the virus was found in rodent sera and while some low titres were found in some wild ruminant sera, these were considered to be most likely cross reactions with antibody to related viruses.1978701789
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