avian plague

avian influenza.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • avian influenza — an acute, usually fatal viral disease of chickens and other domestic and wild birds except pigeons, characterized by sudden onset of symptoms including fever, swollen head and neck, bluish black comb and wattle, and difficult respiration. Also… …   Universalium

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