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Marek's Disease: An Evolving Problem (Biology of Animal Infections)

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ISBN 10: 0120883791 / ISBN 13: 9780120883790
Published by Academic Press, 2004
Condition: Good Hardcover
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Title: Marek's Disease: An Evolving Problem (...

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Edition: 1.

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Marek’s disease is a form of cancer of poultry caused by an important herpesvirus (MDV). It continues to be a threat to poultry health and welfare and worldwide losses are estimated to be US$ 1 billion annually. Marek's Disease provides a timely review of the problems of Marek's disease with descriptions of the complex viral life cycle, how MDV targets different types of white blood cells, and details of the virus structure, its genes and proteins.

  • The multiplicity of factors contributing to susceptibility is explored in detail
  • Vaccination - the problems arising from current vaccination strategies and how these can be improved and made sustainable in future
  • The lessons learned in the control of MD over the past 30 years, and how we can use MD as a model for other animal and human diseases is discussed

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An up-to-date, coherent and complete review on all aspects of Marek’s disease virus infection of poultry, including historical background, and gives access to all the key references on the subject

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