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African Continental Ancestry Group

Individuals whose ancestral origins are in the continent of Africa.

Year introduced: 2004


Medicine, African Traditional

A system of traditional medicine which is based on the beliefs and practices of the African peoples. It includes treatment by medicinal plants and other materia medica as well as by the ministrations of diviners, medicine men, witch doctors, and sorcerers.

Year introduced: 1992


Trypanosomiasis, African

A disease endemic among people and animals in Central Africa. It is caused by various species of trypanosomes, particularly T. gambiense and T. rhodesiense. Its second host is the TSETSE FLY. Involvement of the central nervous system produces "African sleeping sickness." Nagana is a rapidly fatal trypanosomiasis of horses and other animals.

Year introduced: NAGANA was heading 1991-1994


Central African Republic

A republic in central Africa south of CHAD and SUDAN, north of DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO, and east of CAMEROON. The capital is Bangui.


African Americans

Persons living in the United States having origins in any of the black groups of Africa.

Year introduced: 1976


African Swine Fever Virus

The lone species of the genus Asfivirus. It infects domestic and wild pigs, warthogs, and bushpigs. Disease is endemic in domestic swine in many African countries and Sardinia. Soft ticks of the genus Ornithodoros are also infected and act as vectors.

Year introduced: 1991(1975)


African Swine Fever

A sometimes fatal ASFIVIRUS infection of pigs, characterized by fever, cough, diarrhea, hemorrhagic lymph nodes, and edema of the gallbladder. It is transmitted between domestic swine by direct contact, ingestion of infected meat, or fomites, or mechanically by biting flies or soft ticks (genus Ornithodoros).

Year introduced: 1970


African Horse Sickness Virus

A species of ORBIVIRUS that causes disease in horses, mules, and donkeys. Via its principal vector CULICOIDES, it can also infect dogs, elephants, camels, cattle, sheep, goats, and, in special circumstances, humans.

Year introduced: 1998(1975)


African Horse Sickness

An insect-borne reovirus infection of horses, mules and donkeys in Africa and the Middle East; characterized by pulmonary edema, cardiac involvement, and edema of the head and neck.

Year introduced: 1998


African Union

A geopolitical organization of African nations with a mission to integrate vital interests, promote international relations, political stability, and economic development among member states.

Year introduced: 2016


Prunus africana

A plant species in the family ROSACEAE. The bark extract known as pygeum is an ingredient in FOLK REMEDIES.

Year introduced: 2016 (2002)



Large mammals in the family Elephantidae, with columnar limbs, bulky bodies, and elongated snouts. They are the only surviving members of the PROBOSCIDEA MAMMALS.



A family in the suborder Feliformia, order CARNIVORA, comprising one genus Nandinia binotata.

Year introduced: 2007



A plant genus of the family FABACEAE that contains LECTINS and raffinose oligosaccharides.

Year introduced: 2003


Cercopithecus aethiops

A species of CERCOPITHECUS containing three subspecies: C. tantalus, C. pygerythrus, and C. sabeus. They are found in the forests and savannah of Africa. The African green monkey (C. pygerythrus) is the natural host of SIMIAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS and is used in AIDS research.

Year introduced: 1991(1981)


NS3-NS3a protein, African horse sickness virus [Supplementary Concept]

African horse sickness virus, a member of the genus Orbivirus in the family Reoviridae(2); amino acid sequence in first source

Date introduced: November 3, 1998


p17 protein, African swine fever virus [Supplementary Concept]

a major structural protein of ASFV; amino acid sequence given in first source; GenBank U15193

Date introduced: March 15, 1995


PIG1 protein, African swine fever virus [Supplementary Concept]

MW 18-25 kDa; amino acid sequence given in first source

Date introduced: March 10, 1995

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