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Chickens Succumbing To Virus Formerly Avoided By Vaccination

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May 3, 2001
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University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign
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A virus common to poultry is outfoxing a long-used vaccine, apparently through natural genetic engineering and by using strategies to survive environmental insults, says a University of Illinois researcher who has been tracking new outbreaks around the world. A new form of fowlpox, he said, now threatens poultry production and requires a new vaccine strategy.

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — A virus common to poultry is outfoxing a long-used vaccine, apparently through natural genetic engineering and by using strategies to survive environmental insults, says a University of Illinois researcher who has been tracking new outbreaks around the world. A new form of fowlpox, he said, now threatens poultry production and requires a new vaccine strategy.


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University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign. "Chickens Succumbing To Virus Formerly Avoided By Vaccination." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 3 May 2001. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/05/010503092806.htm>.
University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign. (2001, May 3). Chickens Succumbing To Virus Formerly Avoided By Vaccination. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 23, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/05/010503092806.htm
University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign. "Chickens Succumbing To Virus Formerly Avoided By Vaccination." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/05/010503092806.htm (accessed April 23, 2014).

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