Title

The threat of Marek’s disease virus is expanding

Abstract

Marek’s disease looms as a serious concern to chicken producers, particularly in the context of high-intensity production facilities.

Researchers are beginning to breed poultry for genetic resistance to Marek’s disease as a way of complementing available vaccines and biosecurity programs.

Because the Marek’s disease virus appears to be growing more virulent, researchers are taking several approaches to identify disease-resistance genes in host poultry species.

Publication Date

1-1-2007

Journal Title

Microbe

Publisher

American Society for Microbiology

Document Type

Article

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