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Uasin Gishu Virus
In 1934, Daubney made the first mention of the Uasin Gishu skin condition in Kenya. The disease's clinical descriptions resemble those of ailments affecting horses' skin that have been documented by Bugyaki Dekeyser, Delcambe and Thienpont Mackenzie, as well as Simpson and Thorold. This disease has been linked to a number of aetiological agents, including Dermatophilus congolensis, Microsporum equinum, and Microsporum gypseum. From the skin sores of afflicted animals, the uasin gishu virus has been identified.
Symptoms of Uasin Gishu
The microscopic findings in each case were the same and included distinct epidermal swellings with a clear break from healthy epidermis. The hyperplastic and hypertrophic stratum spinosum was where the swellings were mostly contained. It was coated in detached epithelium, which appeared as masses of single cells, scale-like layers, tiny clumps, or detached epithelium. The epidermal folds were followed instead of the dermal papillae becoming expanded as in papilloma. There was a mild chronic inflammatory reaction involving lymphocytes, macrophages, and plasma cells in certain parts of the connective tissue. There was sporadic neutrophil infiltration where the surface epithelium was injured. A few hair follicles in the stratum spinosum, a layer underneath the surface epithelium, displayed the same alterations as the surface epithelium.