Bornavirus


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Bornavirus

A small nonsegmented, negative-sense, single-stranded RNA virus, which infects a broad range of warm-blooded animals and is capable of replicating within the host nuclus.
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But bornavirus and other RNA "viruses all look like they are relatively young, which doesn't make any sense," says Michael Emerman, a virologist at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.
The aim of this study was to determine the natural infection route of parrot bornavirus (PaBV), the causative agent of proventricular dilatation disease (PDD) in psittacines.
Serologic testing for avian bornavirus was performed (Justus-Liebig-University of Giessen, Germany) with no detectable specific antibodies.
In 2009, aquatic bird bornavirus 1 was detected in free-ranging Canada geese (Branta canadensis) and trumpeter swans (Cygnus buccinator) in Ontario, Canada (5).
We report detection of avian bornavirus RNA in the brains of apparently healthy gulls.
In 2008, two independent research groups identified a novel virus in PDD-affected birds and named it avian bornavirus (ABV) (2,3); the researchers suggested ABV as the most likely cause of PDD.
Avian bornavirus (ABV) was identified in the brain by immunohistochemistry and reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction.
In 2008, 2 independent groups of research scientists described a new virus, avian bornavirus (ABV), which was amplified from samples from PDD-affected birds.
I require a Chlamydophila polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test, psittacine beak and feather DNA probe, bornavirus PCR test, and full blood chemistry panel, along with the previously mentioned tests.
Only recently has the cause of the disease been identified by characterization of a newly discovered member of the family Bornaviridae, the avian bornavirus (ABV), which has been detected in affected psittacines (3,4).
We surveyed free-ranging Canada geese (Branta canadensis), trumpeter swans (Cygnus buccinator), mute swans (Cygnus olor), and mallards (Anas platyrhynchos) to estimate the prevalence of antibodies to avian bornavirus (ABV) and of cloacal shedding of ABV RNA in southern Ontario, Canada.
Recently, 2 independent groups of investigators identified a new member of the family Bornaviridae, named avian bornavirus (ABV), in parrots with histopathologically confirmed PDD.