Technical term for measles.
- Biologists familiar with the morbilli virus say nothing can be done for animals once they are infected.
- One virus of interest is morbilli, which can cause a measle-like, highly contagious illness in mammals.
- Measles (also called rubeola or morbilli) was once one of the most common childhood infections in North America.
Mid 16th century: Latin, plural of morbillus 'pustule', from morbus 'disease'.
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