Alphaherpesvirus Recombination - Safety Implications For Attenuated Herpesvirus Vaccines

Grant number: DP130103991 | Funding period: 2013 - 2016

Completed

Abstract

Under certain conditions some herpesviruses, including mild vaccine strains, can recombine to generate virulent viruses. Following findings that this occurred naturally between Australian poultry vaccines, with devastating results, this project will study natural herpesvirus recombination with the aim of allowing vaccines to be used more safely.