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Avian Metapneumovirus

turkey rhinotracheitis
swollen head syndrome
avian rhinotracheitis
Is Latin Name: 

Swollen head in broilers

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Avian Metapneumovirus

Avian Metapneumovirus


Avian Metapneumovirus (aMPV) is a contagious infection of turkeys and, to a lesser extent in most parts of the world, chickens. The virus is capable of producing a variety of disorders including rhinotracheitis and swollen head. The virus is a member of the family Paramyxoviridae, genus Metapneumovirus, and subfamily Pneumovirinae. Unlike other members of the family, pneumoviruses are not associated with hemagglutination.

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