African Malignant Catarrhal Fever Virus; Its Biologic Properties and the Response of American Cattle

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1975
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Maurice Kalunda
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Maurice Kalunda
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Malignant catarrhal fever (MCF), also known in Africa as snotsiekte, is a world-wide disease of cattle and buffaloes (Plowright 1968). This disease affects other ruminants. It has been described in Pere David's deer (Alaphurus davidianus) by Huck et al. (1961), axis deer (Axis axis) and white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) by Clark et al. (1970) and recently in mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) by Pierson et al. (1974) and greater kudus (Tragelaphus strepsiceros) by Boever and Kurka (1974). This infection has been transmitted experimentally to two other species of animals: the rabbit (Daubney and Hudson 1936; Piercy 1955) and red deer (Cervus elephus). The latter was reported by Huck et al. in 1961.
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