Newcastle disease

noun

New·​cas·​tle disease ˈnü-ˌka-səl- How to pronounce Newcastle disease (audio)
ˈnyü-;
n(y)ü-ˈka-
: a contagious often fatal virus disease of birds and especially the domestic chicken that is caused by a paramyxovirus (species Newcastle disease virus of the genus Avulavirus) and that is marked by respiratory and nervous symptoms

Examples of Newcastle disease in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Birds can carry highly contagious diseases affecting poultry, like the virulent Newcastle disease and Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza. Marisa Garcia, Forbes, 18 Feb. 2024 They’re also vaccinated against Newcastle disease, a respiratory illness; infectious bronchitis; and acute necrotic proventriculitis, a viral disease that affects the immune system. Jen Christensen, CNN, 10 Mar. 2023 Contaminated eggshells can spread avian diseases like Newcastle disease and Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza. Zoe Sottile, CNN, 28 Mar. 2023 Uncooked poultry and eggs have been prohibited from entering the U.S. from Mexico since 2012 by the USDA due to high cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza, or HPAI, and Newcastle disease. Salvador Hernandezstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 9 Feb. 2023 Zoonotic diseases like the Avian Bird Flu and Newcastle disease are of particular concern with cockfighting, the report stated. al, 4 Feb. 2023 The birds have tested negative for several diseases including avian influenza, West Nile virus, salmonella, chlamydia, Newcastle disease virus, herpesviruses and Trichomonas parasites. London Gibson, The Indianapolis Star, 13 Sep. 2021 So far, researchers have received negative test results for avian influenza, West Nile virus, salmonella, chlamydia, Newcastle disease virus, herpesviruses, Trichomonas parasites and other conditions. Emily Deletter, The Enquirer, 9 Sep. 2021 Also ruled out: avian influenza, West Nile virus, Newcastle disease viruses, paramyxoviruses, herpesviruses, poxviruses and Trichomonas parasites. courant.com, 10 Aug. 2021

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Word History

Etymology

Newcastle upon Tyne, England

First Known Use

1927, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Newcastle disease was in 1927

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“Newcastle disease.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Newcastle%20disease. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

Newcastle disease

noun
New·​cas·​tle disease ˈn(y)ü-ˌkas-əl-, n(y)ü-ˈ How to pronounce Newcastle disease (audio)
: a contagious mild to fatal virus disease of birds and especially the domestic chicken that is caused by a paramyxovirus of the genus Rubulavirus (species Newcastle disease virus), that is marked by highly variable respiratory, digestive, and nervous clinical signs (as sneezing, coughing, diarrhea, incoordination, tremors, and twitching of the head) and that is especially destructive to young birds although all ages may be attacked

called also pseudoplague

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