Novel Borna virus in psittacine birds with proventricular dilatation disease

Kirsi S. Honkavuori, H L Shivaprasad, Brent L. Williams, Phenix Lan Quan, Mady Hornig, Craig Street, Gustavo Palacios, Stephen K. Hutchison, Monique Franca, Michael Egholm, Thomas Briese, W. Ian Lipkin

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Pyrosequencing of cDNA from brains of parrots with proventricular dilatation disease (PDD), an unexplained fatal inflammatory central, autonomic, and peripheral nervous system disease, showed 2 strains of a novel Borna virus. Real-time PCR confi rmed virus presence in brain, proventriculus, and adrenal gland of 3 birds with PDD but not in 4 unaffected birds.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1883-1886
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Epidemiology


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