Definition of chicken cholera in English:

chicken cholera


  • [mass noun] An infectious disease of fowls, a form of pasteurellosis.

    • ‘Beginning around 1876 Pasteur's studies on chicken cholera led to the development of vaccines to fight the disease.’
    • ‘Next in line was saving the world from smallpox, chicken cholera, rabies and anthrax.’
    • ‘As Thailand's chicken industry feels the brunt of the latest outbreak of chicken cholera, at least one group of farmers is celebrating.’
    • ‘To head off competitors, Pasteur had purposely withheld reporting the simple method he used to prepare the chicken cholera vaccine.’
    • ‘The first disease this team worked on was chicken cholera - a disease that affected many poultry farmers.’