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: a highly fatal paralytic disease of cattle and sometimes other livestock that occurs in the Pacific coast states of Mexico and is caused by a virus related to or identical with that of rabies and probably transmitted by the bite of vampire bats

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Mexican Spanish

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“Derriengue.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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