An acute and often fatal infectious viral disease of birds, especially poultry.
- 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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