Research on infectious bursal disease--the past, the present and the future.

  title={Research on infectious bursal disease--the past, the present and the future.},
  author={Hermann M{\"u}ller and Md Rafiqul Islam and R{\"u}diger Raue},
  journal={Veterinary microbiology},
  volume={97 1-2},
Infectious bursal disease (IBD) virus (IBDV) is the etiological agent of "Gumboro disease". Although first observed about 40 years ago, this disease continues to pose an important threat to the commercial poultry industry. The emergence of antigenic variant as well as very virulent strains in vaccinated flocks considerably stimulated research efforts on both, IBD and IBDV. In this review, some of the recent advances in the understanding of the structure, morphogenesis and molecular biology of… CONTINUE READING

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