Latest Avipoxvirus Stories

British Bird Populations Facing A New Virus Strain
2012-11-23 06:54:21

House sparrows, dunnocks, and wood pigeons, among other British bird species, have been known to carry avian pox. Vets and ornithologists are very concerned, however, about the emergence of a new strain of this viral disease in great tits.

2011-01-14 09:49:34

3,607 finches and mockingbirds housed at the California Academy of Sciences provided critical data for research about the spread of disease in Darwin's famous islands.

Latest Avipoxvirus Reference Libraries

2011-01-05 13:21:08

Avipoxvirus, a member of poxviridae family, only affects birds. The Poxviridae family of virus can cause the victim organism to have poxes as a symptom. They generally have large genomes. Other examples include smallpox and monkeypox. Although slow to spread it can cause symptoms like pustules full of pus lining the skin and diphtheria-like symptoms. It can be transmitted to humans by close contact with infected birds or by drinking liquids that were in contact with infected birds. It can...

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Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.