catarrhal fever


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ca·tar·rhal fe·ver

old term for the group of respiratory tract diseases including the common cold, influenza, and lobular and lobar pneumonia.

catarrhal fever

(1) An obsolete, nonspecific term once applied to various respiratory and upper respiratory infections, including the common cold, influenza, pneumonia and bronchopneumonia. 
(2) Malignant catarrhal fever, bovine malignant catarrh.
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An outbreak of porcine malignant catarrhal fever in a farrow-to-finish swine farm in the United States.
PCR detection of the sheep-associated agent of malignant catarrhal fever.
Identification and quantification of ovine gammaherpesvirus 2 DNA in fresh and stored tissues of pigs with symptoms of porcine malignant catarrhal fever.
The vascular lesions of a cow and bison with sheep-associated malignant catarrhal fever contain ovine herpesvirus 2-infected CD8(+) T lymphocytes.
Recognition of another member of the malignant catarrhal fever virus group: an endemic gammaherpesvirus in domestic goats.
A problem is that the cow's blood contains many antibodies--not just those generated in response to the malignant catarrhal fever virus.
If the cow's blood doesn't have natural antibodies to malignant catarrhal fever virus, the monoclonal antibody will form a bond to the ELISA plate that is indicated by a color change.
Two forms of malignant catarrhal fever exist, one in domestic sheep and one in African wildebeests.