goose influenza

variants: or goose septicemia

Definition of goose influenza

: a usually fatal disease of young geese marked by pulmonary inflammation, loss of appetite, and staggering gait and believed caused by a bacterium (Shigella septicaemiae)

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“Goose influenza.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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