- a chronic diarrheal disease of cattle and sheep caused by infection with Mycobacterium paratuberculosis, an organism related to the tubercle bacillus.
Origin of Johne's disease
1905–10; named after H. A. Johne (1839–1910), German scientist
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- an infectious disease of ruminants characterized by chronic inflammation of the bowel and caused by Mycobacterium paratuberculosis, a bacterium that can be transmitted in milk
C20: named after H. A. Johne (1839–1910), German veterinary surgeon