Molecular epidemiological investigation of Marek’s disease virus from Guangxi, China

The predominant field strains of Marek’s disease virus in Guangxi were clearly different from the vaccine strain CVI988/Rispens based on sequencing of the envelope glycoprotein I (gI), glycoprotein E (gE) and oncogenic meq genes. These differences may be partly responsible for the most recent outbreaks in Guangxi.