east coast fever

east coast fever
noun
: an acute highly fatal febrile disease of cattle especially of eastern and southern Africa that is caused by a protozoan (Theileria parva) transmitted by ticks (genus Rhipicephalus) and is marked by intense fever, labored breathing, gastrointestinal hemorrhage, swelling of the lymph glands, and generalized weakness and emaciation

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East Coast fever noun (also called African coast fever)
A protozoan cattle disease resembling redwater, transmitted by ticks
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East Coast fever,
a serious disease of cattle in Africa caused by a sporozoan transmitted by ticks, characterized by high fever and swelling of the lymph glands.

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ˌEast Coast ˈFever 7 [East Coast Fever] noun uncountable
a disease that cows in Africa can get by being bitten by a ↑tick (= a small insect), and which can kill them

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