An occurrence of Newcastle disease in pigeons: virological and serological studies on the isolates.


The antigenic and pathogenetic relationship between pigeon Newcastle disease virus (NDV) isolates during outbreaks of 1982 in Italy and reference pathogen and non-pathogen NDV-strains were investigated. The pigeon-isolates were slow-eluters and showed a thermostability at 56 degrees C of over 30 min. They proved to be lentogenic as measured by the mean… (More)


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