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Newcastle disease virus

 

Definition: a virus of the genus Rubulavirus, family Paranexoviridae, causing Newcastle disease in chickens and, to a lesser extent, in turkeys and other birds; it may occasionally infect laboratory and poultry workers, causing conjunctivitis and lymphadenitis.

Synonym(s): avian pneumoencephalitis virus, ND virus

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