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Infectious Laryngotracheitis Virus

Mauricio J. C. Coppo, Amir H. Noormohammadi and Joanne M. Devlin
from: Avian Virology: Current Research and Future Trends (Edited by: Siba K. Samal). Caister Academic Press, U.K. (2019) Pages: 317-344.


Infectious laryngotracheitis (ILTV) is an alphaherpesvirus that causes economically significant respiratory disease in poultry industries worldwide. The disease was reported as early as the mid-1920s. A strong research focus on control measures, including the development of vaccines and diagnostic tests, has helped to limit the impact of this disease; however, ILTV infection nevertheless remains prevalent in many poultry producing areas. Recent advancements in whole genome sequencing and bioinformatic analyses of genome sequences have contributed much to our understanding of ILTV, including the epizootiology of the disease. Furthermore, recent advances in vaccine development, including the availability of vectored vaccines, have provided additional tools to help control ILTV in the field. A number of key gaps in our understanding of ILTV still remain and these can limit our ability to effectively control this disease read more ...
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