Marek’s Disease – Biological Times

Marek’s Disease

Publication Date : 01-10-2023

Author(s) :

Nighat Zahra.

Volume/Issue :
Volume 2
Issue 9
(10 - 2023)

Abstract :

Highly contagious viral disease of poultry caused by Herpesvirus [1] mainly affects chickens causing malignant lymphomatosis. Virus has many strains varies from non-pathogenic to very virulent strains [2]. It is present worldwide causing huge economic losses. Main route of transmission is inhalation of infected skin dander and dust [3]. No vertical transmission occurs, only horizontal transmission occurs. It is characterized by peripheral enlargement and T-cell lymphomas.

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