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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Marek's Disease Virus As An Evolving Pathogen

item Reddy, Sanjay
item Witter, Richard

Submitted to: Misset World Poultry
Publication Type: Trade Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: July 16, 1997
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: Marek's disease ranks among the most important diseases of poultry industry. It is caused by an oncogenic herpesvirus. Marek's disease virus (MDV) seems to have continued its evolution towards greater virulence over the last four decades. The issues discussed in this report are 1) evolution of MDV towards greater virulence, 2) control of MDV by more efficacious vaccines and 3) effects of vaccination on virus evolution.

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