Johne's disease


Joh·ne's disease

noun \ˈyō-nəz-\

Definition of JOHNE'S DISEASE

:  a chronic often fatal contagious enteritis of ruminants and especially of cattle that is caused by a bacterium (Mycobacterium paratuberculosis) and is characterized by persistent diarrhea and gradual emaciation

Origin of JOHNE'S DISEASE

Heinrich A. Johne †1910 German bacteriologist
First Known Use: 1907

Johne's disease

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of JOHNE'S DISEASE

: a chronic often fatal enteritis especially of cattle that is caused by Johne's bacillus and is characterized by persistent diarrhea and gradual emaciation—called also paratuberculosis

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