Molecular characterisation of infectious bursal disease virus in Namibia, 2017

Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research

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Title Molecular characterisation of infectious bursal disease virus in Namibia, 2017
Creator Molini, Umberto Aikukutu, Gottlieb Kabajani, Juliet Khaiseb, Siegfried Cattoli, Giovanni Dundon, William G.
Subject infectious disease of poultry poultry; infectious bursal disease virus; Gumboro; Namibia; phylogenetic analysis; VP1; VP2
Description Between July and September 2017, samples collected from six unvaccinated chickens in Namibia were shown to be positive for infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV) by RT-PCR. Partial sequence and phylogenetic analysis of the VP1 and VP2 genes from six viruses revealed that they all belong to the very virulent pathotype (Genogroup 3) and are genetically very similar to IBDVs identified in neighbouring Zambia. This is the first molecular characterisation of IBDV in Namibia and has implications on the control and management of the disease in the country.
Publisher AOSIS
Contributor African Renaissance Funds (ARF) Directorate of Veterinary Services, Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry of Namibia
Date 2019-07-04
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — —
Format text/html application/epub+zip application/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/ojvr.v86i1.1676
Source Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research; Vol 86, No 1 (2019); 6 pages 2219-0635 0030-2465
Language eng
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Coverage Namibia — —
Rights Copyright (c) 2019 Umberto Molini, Gottlieb Aikukutu, Juliet Kabajani, Siegfried Khaiseb, Giovanni Cattoli, William G. Dundon