AVIS-IBIS

Birds of Indian Subcontinent

Fatal Avian Polyomavirus Infection during Quarantine in Adult Wild-Caught Red-Faced Lovebirds (Agapornis pullaria)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1997
Authors:Enders, F, Gravendyck, M, Gerlach, H, Kaleta, EF
Journal:Avian Diseases
Volume:41
Issue:2
Date Published:1997
ISBN Number:00052086
Keywords:Agapornis, Agapornis personata, Agapornis personatus, Agapornis pullaria, Agapornis pullarius, Agapornis taranta, Melopsittacus undulatus, Psittacidae
Abstract:An outbreak of avian polyomavirus infection is reported in a group of six wild-caught red-faced lovebirds (Agapornis pullaria), all of which died during quarantine. The birds had not shown any previous symptoms. Histologic examination of the lungs, kidneys, livers, and spleens revealed the presence of basophilic intranuclear inclusions. Avian polyomavirus was isolated from the liver and the spleen. Neutralizing antibodies were detected in the sera from other lovebirds (Agapornis personata, Agapornis taranta) that had contact with the A. pullaria. A serologic comparison showed a close relationship with budgerigar polyomavirus. /// Se describe un brote de virus polioma aviar en un grupo de seis agapornis salvajes adultos cara roja (Agapornis pullaria) capturados, en el curso del cual murieron todas las aves durante la cuarentena. Las aves no mostraron ningún síntoma previo. El examen histológico de muestras de pulmón, riñón, hígado y bazo reveló la presencia de inclusiones intranucleares basófilas. Se aisló el virus polioma a partir del hígado y baso. Se detectaron anticuerpos neutralizantes en el suero de otros agapornis (Agapornis personata, Agapornis taranta) que estuvieron en contacto con los A. pullaria. Una comparación serológica mostró relación muy estrecha con el virus polioma de periquitos.
URL:http://www.jstor.org/stable/1592213
Short Title:Avian Diseases
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