jaagsiekte


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jaagsiekte

[′yäg‚sēk·tə]
(veterinary medicine)
A contagious disease of sheep, sometimes of goats and guinea pigs, resembling the more benign and diffuse forms of bronchiolar carcinoma in humans.
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In the mid-1920s, Edmund Vincent Cowdry, esteemed physician of Cowdry type A and type B inclusion bodies fame, among other entities, published 3 articles about jaagsiekte (from Afrikaans, meaning driving or chasing sickness) and progressive pneumonia in American and South African sheep, in which he described the alveolar thickening and epithelial proliferations typical of jaagsiekte.
La enfermedad, historicamente denominada Jaagsiekte, es tambien conocida como Adenocarcinoma Pulmonar Ovino.
In 2003 she died of Jaagsiekte, a lung disease caused by the retrovirus JSRN, common enough among sheep.
A virus called Jaagsiekte sheep retrovirus infects sheep and goats, and is the only known virus to cause lung cancer in any animal.