Thesis / Dissertation

Tissue tropism and latency of infectious laryngotracheitis virus: A study in the natural host

Dulari Samanthika Thilakarathne, Joanne Devlin (ed.)

Published : 2019

Abstract

Herpesviruses are evolutionarily successful pathogens that infect a large number of animal species. This success is partly attributed to their capacity to establish latency in the host. The avian alphaherpesvirus infectious laryngotracheitis virus (ILTV) causes an acute upper respiratory tract infection in chickens that has considerable impacts on world poultry economy and welfare. The disease caused by ILTV, infectious laryngotracheitis (ILT), is currently controlled by vaccination principally with live attenuated vaccines. Limitations associated with live attenuated vaccines, including the ability to establish latency, may provide avenues for the emergence of novel, more virulent, recombin..

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