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- Baigent, S.J.; Smith, L.P.; Nair, V.K.; Currie, R.J.W.
- Veterinary immunology and immunopathology 2006 v.112 no.1-2 pp. 78-86
- immunology; immunopathology; Marek disease; vaccines; disease control; chickens; oncogenic viruses; feathers; vaccine development; vaccination
- ... Marek's disease is an economically important lymphoid neoplasm of chickens, caused by oncogenic strains of Marek's disease herpesvirus. The disease can be successfully controlled by vaccination with attenuated or non-pathogenic MDV strains. However, vaccine failures do occur as field strains continue to evolve towards pathotypes of greater virulence, and this evolution is likely to be driven by th ...