The first evidence of a new genotype of nephropathogenic infectious bronchitis virus circulating in vaccinated and unvaccinated broiler flocks in Algeria
Published on: 11/25/2019
Author/s : A. Lounas 1, K. Oumouna-Benachour 2, H. Medkour 3 and M. Oumouna 2 / 1 Department of Medicine and Animal Surgery, Veterinary Sciences Institute, University of Blida, Algeria; 2 Department of Natural Sciences and Life, Faculty of Sciences and Technology, University Yahia Fares of Medea, Algeria; 3 Microbes, Evolution, Phylogeny and Infection, UMR Aix-Marseille University, IRD, APHM, IHU Méditerranée Infection, Marseille, France.
Poultry production in Algeria faces many zootechnical and health constraints, such as viral infections like avian infectious bronchitis (IB). The avian IB virus (IBV), a member of the Coronaviridae family (order Nidovirales and genus Coronavirus), frequently infects broilers and egg-laying hens and leads to severe economic losses to the poultry industry . Since its discovery in th...