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Title: An outbreak of encephalitis in pigeons (Columba livia) in the Canary Islands (Spain)
Authors: Carranza, J.
Poveda Guerrero, José Bismarck 
Fernández Rodríguez, Antonio Jesús 
UNESCO Clasification: 310907 Patología
Issue Date: 1986
Journal: Avian diseases 
Abstract: An encephalitic disease in pigeons, characterized by paralysis of extremities, torticollis, head tremor, and diarrhea, is described. The negative titers in the hemagglutination tests, the presence of Feulgen-positive intranuclear inclusions in the cells of the granular layer of the cerebellum and the fibroblast culture, and the presence of viral particles with an icosahedral-herpetic morphology and a diameter of 100-170 nm all indicate that the etiology of this outbreak may be related to the encephalitis caused by herpesvirus, at present diagnosed only in Iraq and some African countries.
ISSN: 0005-2086
DOI: 10.2307/1590549
Source: Avian diseases [ISSN0005-2086], v.30 (2), p. 416-420
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