Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Sweating Sickness

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_3058

This is an acute toxicosis of cattle, sheep, goats, pigs due to injection of immunogenic toxins in the saliva of the tick Hyalomma truncatum in South Africa and India.


Name-giving sweating, lacrimation, salivation, acute dermatitis, stomatitis, and secondary infections.  Tick Bites: Effects in Animals.

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