An overview of infectious bursal disease

An overview of infectious bursal disease Infectious bursal disease (IBD) is a viral immunosuppressive disease of chickens attacking mainly an important lymphoid organ in birds (the bursa of Fabricius (BF)). The emergence of new variant strains of the causative agent (infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV)) has made it more urgent to develop new vaccination strategies against IBD. One of these strategies is the use of recombinant vaccines (DNA and viral-vectored vaccines). Several studies have investigated the host immune response towards IBDV. This review will present a detailed background on the disease and its causative agent, accompanied by a summary of the most recent findings regarding the host immune response to IBDV infection and the use of recombinant vaccines against IBD. Archives of Virology Springer Journals

An overview of infectious bursal disease

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Copyright © 2012 by Springer-Verlag Wien
Biomedicine; Medical Microbiology; Infectious Diseases; Virology
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