duck plague

an acute contagious herpesvirus infection of ducks, which may also affect geese and swans. It is characterized by vascular damage, with hemorrhage into the tissues and free blood in the body cavities, exanthematous lesions of the mucosa of the digestive tract, lesions of the lymphoid organs, and retrograde changes in the parenchymatous organs. Called also duck virus enteritis.

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