epizootic haemorrhagic disease of deermedical dictionary

A haemorrhagic disease of certain deer of the central and eastern United States, caused by an orbivirus, a member of the Reoviridae, and characterised by multiple haemorrhages, shock, and trauma; infection is thought to be arthropod-borne.

Synonyms: haemorrhagic disease of deer.

American spelling: epizootic hemorrhagic disease of deer

(05 Mar 2000)