Les herpèsvirus des oiseaux

Translated title of the contribution: Herpesviruses of birds

Par Jeanne Brugère-Picoux, Andrea Miles, Sherill Davison, Thi Phuoc Ninh Nguyen, H L Shivaprasad, Jean Pierre Vaillancourt

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In the order of Herpesvirales and the family of Herpesviridae, herpeviruses of birds, grouped in the subfamily of Alphaherpesvirinae, infect many avians, including chickens, turkeys, ducks, pigeons, parrots, eagles, storks, falcons, cranes, bobwhites, cormorants, penguins, owls... The main diseases are the oncogenic Marek's disease (Gallid herpesvirus 2, genus Mardivirus), infectious laryngotracheitis (Gallid herpesvirus 1, genus Iltovirus), duck virus enteritis or duck plague (Anatid Herpesvirus 1, not classified but closed to genus Mardivirus, Varicellovirus and Simplexvirus in the same subfamily). These alphaherpesvirinae may cause substantial economic and ecological losses. Other herpesviruses can infect are pigeon (Columbid herpesvirus 1), parrots (Psittacid herpesvirus 1 - Pacheco's disease) and other species of pet or wild birds.

Translated title of the contributionHerpesviruses of birds
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)341-352
Number of pages12
JournalBulletin de l'Academie Veterinaire de France
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2011


  • Duck virus enteritis
  • Herpesvirus
  • Infectious laryngotracheitis
  • Marek's disease
  • Pacheco's disease
  • Pigeon's herpesvirosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)


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