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hog cholera

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noun \ˈhäg-, ˈhȯg-\

Medical Definition of hog cholera

  1. :  a highly infectious often fatal disease of swine caused by a flavivirus of the genus Pestivirus (species Classical swine fever virus) and characterized by fever, loss of appetite, weakness, erythematous lesions especially in light-skinned animals, and severe leukopenia—called also swine fever; see african swine fever




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