Herpesviruses of birds--a review.

  title={Herpesviruses of birds--a review.},
  author={Erhard Franz Kaleta},
  journal={Avian pathology : journal of the W.V.P.A},
  volume={19 2},
The family of herpesviridae is divided into the subfamilies alpha-, beta- and gammaherpesvirinae. Members of the alphaherpesvirinae (infectious laryngo-tracheitis in gallinaceous birds and duck viral enteritis in waterfowl) may cause substantial economic and ecological losses. Marek's disease and turkey herpesviruses are the only members of the gammaherpesvirinae. Most herpesviruses from free-living and pet birds are tentatively classified as bctaherpesvirinae. These may induce diseases, with… CONTINUE READING