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

Abstract

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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