Malignant catarrhal fever

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Mucosa of the mouth shows hyperaemia, petechiae, ecchymoses and foci of epitheli

Mucosa of the mouth shows hyperaemia, petechiae, ecchymoses and foci of epithelial necrosis and erosions, including necrosis of the buccal papillae.

Term: 2013
Published: February 15, 2013
Revised: April 19, 2013

Malignant catarrhal fever is a sporadic, frequently fatal, and generalized viral disease of cattle, pigs, domesticated buffaloes and free-living deer and moose, and a wide range of antelopes, African buffaloes and bison in captivity. More than 150 ruminant species are susceptible to MCF virus infection based on serological evidence, and clinical disease has been described in over 30 of them, almost exclusively in captivity.

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Prof Moritz van Vuuren

Prof Moritz van Vuuren

  • BVSc MMedVet (Micro)(Pret)
  • Professor in Virology in the Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases, University of Pretoria, South Africa.
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