Further evidence for the widespread co-circulation of lineages 4b and 7 velogenic Newcastle disease viruses in rural Nigeria.

Last updated on 22-8-2019 by Anonymous (niet gecontroleerd)

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Newcastle disease (ND) is an endemic disease in rural poultry of Western Africa. It may cause severe economic losses in the poultry sector and, as such, is listed as a notifiable disease by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). Recently, a new genetic lineage of ND viruses was discovered in Western Africa. We determined the complete fusion (F) gene coding sequence of 12 ND viruses isolated from pigeons and rural chickens in six Nigerian states in 2007 and 2008. Phylogenetic analysis of the complete F coding sequence confirmed the circulation of genetically diverse ND isolates in a…

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