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An acute, often fatal, contagious viral disease, chiefly of cattle, characterized by ulceration of the alimentary tract and resulting in diarrhea.

[German : Rinder, genitive pl. of Rind, head of cattle, ox (from Middle High German rint, from Old High German hrind; see ker- in Indo-European roots) + Pest, plague (from Latin pestis).]
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(Veterinary Science) an acute contagious viral disease of cattle, characterized by severe inflammation of the intestinal tract and diarrhoea
[C19: German: cattle pest]
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(ˈrɪn dərˌpɛst)

an acute, usu. fatal infectious disease of cattle, sheep, etc., caused by a paramyxovirus of the genus Morbillivirus.
[1860–65; < German, =Rinder cattle (pl. of Rind) + Pest plague]
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Noun1.rinderpest - an acute infectious viral disease of cattle (usually fatal)rinderpest - an acute infectious viral disease of cattle (usually fatal); characterized by fever and diarrhea and inflammation of mucous membranes
animal disease - a disease that typically does not affect human beings
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n (Vet) → Rinderpest f
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The rinderpest virus is responsible for one of the worst catastrophes in history.
* Identifying and Reducing Remaining Stocks of Rinderpest Virus
Molecular techniques have improved the diagnosis of important transboundary animal diseases, for example, standard reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) was applied to diagnose and differentiate PPRV from Rinderpest virus (RPV) (Nanda et al., 1996); another morbillivirusthat caused PPRV like disease in cattle and buffalo.
On inoculation, rabbits produced neutralizing antibodies and resisted challenge with virulent rinderpest virus (28).
PPR virus is antigenically very similar to Rinderpest virus. It is now believed that many outbreaks in India previously attributed to rinderpest were actually PPR (Taylor, 2002).
Moreover it is evident that the virulence of rinderpest virus diminishes with time in the areas where it is endemic (FAO 1999).
The PPRV is biologically and antigenically related to rinderpest virus and, clinically, the disease mimics rinderpest in goats [15].
Although the rinderpest virus didn't infect humans, it caused big problems for people who depended on cattle for their food and livelihood.
Infection with rinderpest virus (a morbillivirus) led to severe illness and death.
The variable region of C-terminal contains highly immunogenic sites amino acids 520-525 for Rinderpest virus and aa 457-472 for PPRV which make possible the differentiation of two viruses by indirect ELISA and Western blot (Diallo et al.