Highly pathogenic fowlpox virus in cutaneously infected chickens, China.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We investigated an acute outbreak of the cutaneous form of fowlpox among chickens in China in November 2009. Using pathologic and virologic methods, we identified a novel type of fowlpox virus that carried an integrated genomic sequence of reticuloendotheliosis virus. This highly pathogenic virus could lead to severe ecologic effects and economic losses.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Zhao, K; He, W; Xie, S; Song, D; Lu, H; Pan, W; Zhou, P; Liu, W; Lu, R; Zhou, J; Gao, F

Published Date

  • July 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 20 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 1208 - 1210

PubMed ID

  • 24963887

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC4073872

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1080-6059

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3201/eid2007.131118


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States