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Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus (VEEV) is a mosquito-borne alphavirus capable of causing large outbreaks of encephalitis in humans and...


Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis virus (VEEV) is a New World alphavirus that causes disease ranging from mild febrile illness to fatal...

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Swine dysentery (SD) is a contagious diarrhoeic disease in pigs characterized by mucohaemorrhagic colitis and caused by strongly haemolytic...

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B. anserina is a highly motile, thin, spiral-shaped bacterium 0.2-0.3 µm wide and 8-21 µm in length, consisting of 5-8...

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Fowl spirochetosis, or borreliosis, is an acute, septicaemic disease of a variety of avian species, including chickens, turkeys, geese, ducks...

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Avian leukosis viruses are type C retroviruses with an average diameter of 100 nm, belonging to the Alpharetrovirus genus of the family...

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The term 'avian leukosis' embraces several different leukaemia-like proliferative diseases of the haemopoietic system caused by avian...


Avian encephalomyelitis (AE) is most serious in young chicks, pathogenic effects being diminished in birds over two to three weeks of age....


For many years avian encephalomyelitis virus (AEV) was considered to be an ‘enterovirus’, by which was implied a member of the...

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Retroviruses are widely distributed among vertebrates and transmitted both horizontally and vertically. They are recognized as an important...

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