Researchers: African Horse Sickness Could Shift North

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 As the global climate changes gradually, an equine disease that was once limited to sub-Saharan Africa could reach as far north as England in the near future, according to several European animal health networks.

African horse sickness (AHS) is a vector-transmitted viral disease with a mortality rate of 90% in horses. It is spread via the Culicoides species of biting midges.

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