avian neurolymphomatosis virus

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a·vi·an neu·ro·lym·pho·ma·to·sis vi·rus

the herpesvirus that causes avian lymphomatosis (Marek disease); is distinct from those causing other forms of leukosis.

Marek,

Josef, Hungarian veterinarian and pathologist, 1867-1952.
Marek disease - Synonym(s): avian lymphomatosis
Marek disease virus - the herpesvirus that causes avian lymphomatosis. Synonym(s): avian neurolymphomatosis virus
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Objective: There is a threat that evolutionary responses can render vaccines ineffective, as illustrated by the emergence of the increasingly virulent Marek Disease Virus strains in poultry following vaccination campaigns.
Lesions resembling human atheromata developed in pathogen-free chickens infected with Marek disease virus, an avian herpesvirus; immunization with turkey herpesvirus was protective.