Poxvirus infection in a great tit (Parus major)

Andrea Gruber, Elvira Grabensteiner, Jolanta Kolodziejek, Norbert Nowotny, Gerhard Loupal

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Abstract

Four great tits (Parus major) with nodular lesions suggestive of poxvirus infections were observed in a garden in Vienna, Austria. One of the birds was submitted for examination. Because of its poor condition, the bird had to be euthanatized and was subsequently necropsied. An avipoxvirus infection was confirmed by histopathology, electron microscopy, and polymerase chain reaction and sequencing. This is the second report of naturally occurring poxvirus infection in great tits and the first of its kind in central Europe.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)623-625
Number of pages3
JournalAvian Diseases
Volume51
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2007

Keywords

  • Austria
  • Avian pox
  • Great tit
  • Parus major
  • Poxvirus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Immunology
  • veterinary(all)

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