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Avian Pox Lesions

Avian pox is a viral disease of poultry caused by a DNA virus of pox group and characterized by appearance of characteristic pock lesions on feather less parts of the body.
  • Direct contact is main route of infection. A break in the skin is required for the virus to enter the epithelial cells.
  • Cells of mucosa of respiratory tract and mouth are highly susceptible. Virus spreads from cell to cell.
  • Spread enhanced by epidermal growth factor causing proliferation of cells. Some virus enters in blood circulation and causes viraemia. Pock lesions on skin.
  • Characteristic symptoms are nodules on feather less parts of body like comb, wattle and face, yellowish cheese like material in buccal cavity and welling of eyelid leading to blindness.

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