cattle plague


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an acute infectious viral disease of cattle (usually fatal)

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Its history spans 170 years and, with the exception of the World Wars, and when there was cattle plague and Foot and Mouth Disease, it has taken place every year.
With a history spanning 170 years, the Royal Show has taken place each year since, with the exception of the World Wars, and when there was cattle plague and foot and mouth disease.
They all succumbed to a disease far more deadly than foot-and-mouth - cattle plague, or rinderpest.
These include monkey pox, a highly infectious viral disease like smallpox which can be fatal, and cattle plague, the human equivalent of foot and mouth.
If tests reveal the cattle plague, more than 10,000 sheep and 1600 cows will be at risk.
The Great Cattle Plague went on for five months, and nearly half a million farm animals were slaughtered.