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Adenovirus

Contributor(s): Anna Meredith, Joanna Hedley

Introduction

Classification

Taxonomy

  • Family: Adenoviridae.
  • Genus: Mastadenovirus.

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Clinical Effects

Pathological effects

  • Adenoviruses are know to infect many mammals, but there is only report of adenovirus-associated disease in rabbits   Adenovirus infection  .
  • Transmission is likely to be by direct contact as in other species.
  • Enteritis   Enteritis / enteropathy  with profuse diarrhea.
  • Thought to predispose to secondary bacterial infections, egE. coli  Escherichia coli  .

Control

Control via chemotherapies

Control via environment

  • Good standards of hygiene and use of disinfectants will reduce the risk of exposure.

Diagnosis

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Bodon L & Proh√°szka L (1981) Isolation of an adenovirus from rabbits with diarrhoea. Acta Veterinaria Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 28 (3), 247-255 PubMed.
  • Descoteaux J P, Whissel K & Assaf R (1980) Detection of antibody titers to bovine viruses in rabbit sera. Lab Anim Sci 30 (3) 581-582 PubMed.
  • Bodon L, Prohaszka L, Adam E et al (1979) Isolation of an adenovirus from rabbits. Acta Veterinaria Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 27 (1/2), 73-75 VetMedResource.
  • Reddick R A & Lefkowitz S S (1969) In vitro immune responses of rabbits with persistent adenovirus type 5 infection. J Immunol 103 (4), 687-694 PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • MacLachlan N J & Dubovi E J (2011) Adenoviridae. In:Fenners Veterinary Virology. 4th ed. Academic Press, London. pp 203-212.
  • Baker D G (2003) Pathogens of Rabbits. In:Natural Pathogens of Laboratory Animals: Their Effects on Research. ASM Press, Washington DC. pp 147-148.
  • DiGiacomo R R & Mare C J (1994) Viral diseases. In:The Biology of the Laboratory Rabbit. 2nd ed. Academic Press Inc, New York. pp 188.

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