rinderpest


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rinderpest

(rĭn′dər-pĕst′)
n.
An acute, often fatal, contagious viral disease, chiefly of cattle, characterized by ulceration of the alimentary tract and resulting in diarrhea.

rinderpest

a highly contagious disease of ruminants caused by paramyxovirus (genus Morbillivirus). It is characterized by high fever, focal erosive lesions in the mouth and throughout the alimentary tract, by severe diarrhea and a high fatality rate. Called also cattle plague. See also peste des petits ruminants, jembrana disease.
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