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Our mission at the Endemic Poultry Viral Disese Research Unit is to conduct basic and applied research on avian metapneumovirus, enteric viruses of turkeys and Marek's disease herpesvirus. The goal of our research program is to produce new research knowledge and technology to: 1) provide science-based solutions to minimize productivity and economic losses from domestic poultry diseases; 2) determine through molecular epidemiology the source for disease outbreaks; 3) determine biological and molecular virulence characteristics of these viruses with the goal of minimizing their impact; 4) develop practical and improved diagnostic tools; 5) develop or improve vaccines and vaccine delivery methods; 6) determine the role of immunity during infections; 7) determine the effects of secondary infections on the development of disease; 8) develop engineering systems for reducing transmission and development of disease.
The Endemic Poultry Viral Diseases Research is located in Athens, GA and is part of the Southeast Area.
The Research Leader is John Dunn.
Phone: 706-546-3642
U. S. National Poultry Research Center
934 College Station Road
Athens, GA 30605