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blight

Veterinary medicine
A highly contagious pinkeye-like keratoconjunctivitis that affects cattle, caused by Moraxella bovis, an obligate intracellular, gram-negative aerobic bacillus, which is spread by direct contact or via the common fly.
 
Clinical findings
Purulent conjunctivitis, oedema, corneal opacity and ulceration, loss of appetite, weight loss.
 
Management
Long-acting antibiotics—e.g., tetracycline.

blight

any of various plant diseases caused by microorganisms, where the entire plant is infected and soon dies.

blight

see infectious bovine keratoconjunctivitis.
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108) New Jersey's 1949 Blighted Areas Act, for example, included in its expansive blight definition not only "substandard, unsafe, insanitary [sic], dilapidated, or obsolescent" buildings, but also "discontinued industrial uses," unimproved vacant land "not likely to be developed through the instrumentality of private capital," and "lack of proper utilization.
There is a provision in redevelopment law that allows a redevelopment agency to characterize open desert as urbanized and blighted if there are multiple property owners and the parcels are of irregular shape and the size is not suited for development.
Top issues: Improving blighted areas; increasing police protection; improving housing and economic development.
CRA and city officials defended the proposal as the best way to address downtown areas that remain blighted.
SIMI VALLEY - City officials want to declare 257 acres along Los Angeles Avenue and Tapo Canyon blighted and add them to a redevelopment project area in an effort to revitalize commercial districts and increase the city tax base.
Two city officials on Tuesday said Los Angeles has to renew its war on graffiti or face a return to blighted conditions with growing crime.
It's a giant leap forward that City Hall is owning up to a problem caused by a generation of governmental neglect and putting money on the line to fix a few blighted areas.
The PAC also has questioned why the project area needs to be enlarged, and points out that the oversized project area does not even focus on truly blighted neighborhoods, including the ones the CRA was supposed to help under the disaster-assistance plan.
Under the ``Lookin' Good Lancaster'' campaign, the city will tear down blighted buildings, remove old signs, repaint block walls and add landscaping.
Instead of a blighted eyesore, it's now a fabulous-looking facility that will take care of some of the people that need help the most,'' Henry said.
As of July 2015, Mayor Duggan and the Detroit Land Bank Authority (DLBA) havedemolished nearly 6,000 blighted homes in Detroit, with a total of 7,000 demolitions expected before the funds are fully expended.