from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An acute, often fatal, contagious viral disease, chiefly of cattle, characterized by ulceration of the alimentary tract and resulting in diarrhea.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a contagious disease of ruminants and swine caused by an RNA virus of the genus Morbillivirus.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A highly contagious distemper or murrain, affecting neat cattle, and less commonly sheep and goats; -- called also cattle plague, Russian cattle plague, and steppe murrain.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An acute infectious disease of cattle, appearing occasionally among sheep, and communicable to other ruminants.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an acute infectious viral disease of cattle (usually fatal); characterized by fever and diarrhea and inflammation of mucous membranes
But while rinderpest is on the verge is being eradicated, PPR is on the verge of spreading across southern Africa.
Known as rinderpest, the disease came to Kenya and Tanzania when infected cattle were imported from the Horn of Africa around 1890.
Modern science explains the wasting away of savage men; it says that we have diseases which we can bear, though they cannot, and that they die away before them as our fatted and protected cattle died out before the rinderpest, which is innocuous, in comparison, to the hardy cattle of the
He has also carried out work of exceptional importance, concerning a host of destructive tropical cattle diseases, such as rinderpest, Surra disease, Texas fever, and finally concerning coast fever in cattle and the trypanosome disease carried by the tsetse fly.
Measles, for example, is a variant of rinderpest, a cow disease.
At a ceremony at FAO headquarters in Rome, Diouf also announced the eradication of the contagious viral cattle plague known as rinderpest by mid-2011.
He said the deadly cattle plague, rinderpest will be completely eradicated by mid-2011.
Diouf added that FAO is concluding its field operations to combat rinderpest.
When rinderpest was eradicated in the 1960s, the wildebeest and other hoofed species bounced back.
A human-introduced disease, rinderpest, almost wiped out wildebeest in parts of Africa, which in turn led to a build-up of woody vegetation, resulting in devastating wildfires.