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fowl plague

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Definition of fowl plague in English:

noun

[mass noun]
An acute and often fatal infectious disease of birds, especially poultry, caused by certain strains of influenza virus.
Example sentences
  • The fowl plague virus strain ‘Rostock’ has been grown in monolayer tissue cultures of macrophages.
  • It is very similar to, for example, atypical fowl plague, also known as Newcastle disease.
  • In Japan, avian influenza caused by subtypes H5 or H7 are considered to be fowl plague regardless of their pathogenity because there is the possibility of future mutation of the pathogenesis.

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