Latest Avipoxvirus Stories

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

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. According to wildlife veterinarian Dr Becki Lawson from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), "Infection leads to warty, tumor-like growths on different parts of a bird's body, particularly on...

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 A research team from across the United States and Ecuador has pinpointed 1898 as the year the avipoxvirus, or avian pox, hit the Galapagos Islands and started infecting its birds. This estimation is vital to understanding avian diseases that affect today's Galapagos birds. The scientists' paper on the subject, "110 Years of...

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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