Goose Parvovirus

Authored by: Yakun Luo , Shangjin Cui

Molecular Detection of Animal Viral Pathogens

Print publication date:  August  2016
Online publication date:  May  2016

Print ISBN: 9781498700368
eBook ISBN: 9781498700375
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/b19719-ch77

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Abstract

Goose parvovirus (GPV) is a well-known causative agent of gosling plague (GP), which is an acute, contagious, and fatal disease often referred to as Derzsy′s disease [1]. Being a member of the genus Dependoparvovirus within the family Parvoviridae [2-5], GPV was first described as a clinical entity by Fang in 1962 [6]. GPV has attracted much attention owing to its ability to induce high rates of morbidity and mortality in geese, contributing to enormous economic losses in commercial goose production worldwide [1,7,8,9].

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