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fowl plague


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A disease of birds (including fowl, ducks, and turkeys) which is of considerable commercial importance. Wild birds, particularly waterfowl, are naturally infected but do not normally show symptoms. In domestic fowl the disease affects the respiratory tract, but the central nervous system may also be involved. The disease is caused by an avian influenza virus.

Subjects: Ecology and Conservation — Zoology and Animal Sciences.


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