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.