New JGV paper reports an important role for the Influenza A small accessory protein PB1-F2 in virus transmission

Influenza A virus PB1-F2 protein prolongs viral shedding in chickens lengthening the transmission window
James J et al, J. Gen. Virol., October 2016 97: 2516-2527, doi: 10.1099/jgv.0.000584

Read the paper from Journal of General Virology

New page on NDV & other paramyxoviruses

Article on NDV & other paramyxoviruses, contributed by Kiril M. Dimitrov, Patti J. Miller and Claudio L. Afonso of the US National Poultry Research Center, Southeast Poultry Research Laboratory in Athens, Georgia, USA.

Joining existing pages:

Infectious bronchitis virus (IBV), contributed by Helena Maier

Chicken anaemia virus, contributed by Stathis Giotis

Avipoxviruses, contributed by Mike Skinner

Marek’s disease virus, contributed by Prof Venugopal Nair

Would you like to contribute an item? Please send us your suggestions/proposals.

15th Nov – next deadline- Houghton Trust Travel Grants

Next deadline 15th Nov.

Grants for young avian diseases research workers, of any nationality, aged 35 or under, to undertake the following, in countries other than their own:

  1. Attendance and participation in scientific meetings.
  2. Short visits to appropriate laboratories for discussions and/or learning specific techniques (maximum duration 14 days).
  3. Appropriate training courses (not exceeding 14 days).