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on July 14, 2020

IBDV research could improve poultry vaccine development

Infectious bursal disease lowers the immunosuppression of young chickens, making them vulnerable to secondary infections.

Changes in a viral protein called VP4 could explain differences in severity between strains of infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV), according to a new study from The Pirbright Institute.

The discovery, published in Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology, could lead to a vaccine for the virus, which…

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