If you're a goat, you sure don't want to catch "goat plague."
The same goes for sheep along with wild animals that are at risk, like antelope and camels.
The proper name for the virus is "peste des petits ruminants" and it is indeed a pestilence. Symptoms include "a high fever, listlessness, eye and nose discharges," says Adegbola Adesogan, professor and director of Feed the Future Livestock Systems Innovation Lab at the University of Florida.
And that's just the beginning.