Sweating sickness (cattle)

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Sweating sickness is "an acute, febrile, tickborne toxicosis characterized mainly by a profuse, moist eczema and hyperemia of the skin and visible mucous membranes."[1] It affects cattle, mainly calves,[2] mostly in southern and eastern Africa. It is caused by toxins that develop in some ticks of the Hyalomma truncatum species.[3]