Isolation and analysis of a very virulent Marek’s disease virus strain in China

@inproceedings{Gong2013IsolationAA,
  title={Isolation and analysis of a very virulent Marek’s disease virus strain in China},
  author={Zhenhua Gong and Lijuan Zhang and Jianlin Wang and Linlin Chen and H H Shan and Zhiliang Wang and Hongchao Ma},
  booktitle={Virology Journal},
  year={2013}
}
A severe MD was broken out at a farm in Shandong, China, despite FC126 vaccination of the chickens at 1-day-old. The mortality of the flocks reached up to 38.3%. The infected chickens were found to have MD pathological changes, including enlargement of spleens, livers and kidneys, and tumors occured on organs later. Samples were collected from the chickens for diagnosis. The collected samples were inoculated into primary duck embryo fibroblast (DEF) cells, and the MDV strain named SD2012-1 was… CONTINUE READING