Emergence of a new genetic lineage of Newcastle disease virus in West and Central Africa--implications for diagnosis and control.

@article{Cattoli2010EmergenceOA,
  title={Emergence of a new genetic lineage of Newcastle disease virus in West and Central Africa--implications for diagnosis and control.},
  author={Giovanni Cattoli and Alice Fusaro and Isabella Monne and Sophie Molia and Arnaud Le Menach and B Maregeya and Amadou Nchare and I Bangana and A Garba Maina and J N Koffi and Hadja Thiam and Ould El Mamy Bezeid and Annalisa Salviato and Raffaella Nisi and Calogero Terregino and Ilaria 3 Capua},
  journal={Veterinary microbiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={142 3-4},
  pages={168-76}
}
Newcastle disease (ND) is an OIE listed disease caused by virulent avian paramyxovirus type 1 (APMV-1) strains, which affect many species of birds and may cause severe economic losses in the poultry sector. The disease has been officially and unofficially reported in many African countries and still remains the main poultry disease in commercial and rural chickens of Africa. Unfortunately, virological and epidemiological information concerning ND strains circulating in the Western and Central… CONTINUE READING
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