Very virulent infectious bursal disease virus isolated from wild birds in Korea: epidemiological implications.

@article{Jeon2008VeryVI,
  title={Very virulent infectious bursal disease virus isolated from wild birds in Korea: epidemiological implications.},
  author={Woo-Jin Jeon and Eun-kyoung Lee and Seong-Joon Joh and Jun-Hun Kwon and Chang-Bum Yang and Yeo-sung Yoon and Kang-Seuk Choi},
  journal={Virus research},
  year={2008},
  volume={137 1},
  pages={153-6}
}
To explore the epidemiological link between infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV) in wild birds and domestic chickens in Korea, we examined 107 free-living wild birds, representing 7 species, that were found dead of apparent natural causes in Korea over the past two years for the presence of IBDV. Five birds were tested positive for IBDV by RT-PCR assay: black-billed magpie (n=1), mallard duck (n=2), bean goose (n=1) and white-fronted goose (n=1). IBDV was isolated from RT-PCR-positive tissues… CONTINUE READING