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Description:From the “Illustrated Manual for the Recognition and Diagnosis of Certain Animal Diseases”, published in 1982, by the Mexico-United States Commission for the Prevention of Foot and Mouth Disease, captured during necropsy, this photograph depicts the interior of a bovine small intestine infected with African malignant catarrhal fever (MCF). Note the numerous erosive mucosal lesions, as well as intramucosal hemorrhages.
“MCF of Africa, also known as “snotsiekte”, is an acute generalized disease of cattle and buffaloes, characterized by high fever, profuse nasal discharge, severe hyperemia, diffuse necrosis of oral and nasal mucosae, leucopenia, ophthalmia, corneal opacity, and enlargement of lymph nodes. The clinical picture of MCF is arbitrarily divided into four forms: the peracute, intestinal, head and eye, and mild, with considerable overlap between these syndrome forms. The natural disease is usually of the head and eye form with low morbidity, and high case fatality rates.”
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Jerry J. Callis, PIADC/Dr. Brian W.J. Mahy, CDC
Creation Date:1982
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Links:Plum Island Animal Disease Center (PIADC) - United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) – Agricultural Research Service (ARS) – U.S. Department of Homeland Security
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Copyright Restrictions:None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions. As a matter of courtesy we request that the content provider be credited and notified in any public or private usage of this image.

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