An acute form of transient paralysis induced by highly virulent strains of Marek's disease virus.

@article{Witter1999AnAF,
  title={An acute form of transient paralysis induced by highly virulent strains of Marek's disease virus.},
  author={Richard L. Witter and Isabel M. Gimeno and Willie M. Reed and Larry D. Bacon},
  journal={Avian diseases},
  year={1999},
  volume={43 4},
  pages={704-20}
}
A novel syndrome was observed after inoculation of 3-wk-old chickens with highly virulent Marek's disease virus (MDV) strains. This syndrome was characterized by the acute onset of neurologic signs including flaccid paralysis of neck and limbs 9-10 days postinoculation, typically resulting in death 1-3 days after the onset of clinical signs. Most affected birds died, and spontaneous recovery was rare. Few if any gross tissue changes were found. Histologic brain lesions included acute vasculitis… CONTINUE READING
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