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Transmission, species specificity, and pathogenicity of Aujeszky’s disease virus

  • D. Sawitzky
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Summary

Aujeszky’s disease virus (ADV), also known as pseudorabies virus (PrV), is an alphaherpesvirus that causes fatal infections in a wide range of animal species. The virus shares a variety of biological properties with human pathogenic herpesviruses like herpes simplex virus or varicella-zoster virus. Although only limited data are available, it seems unlikely that PrV causes disease in immunocompetent humans, but may pose a risk for immunocom-promised patients.

Keywords

Herpes Simplex Virus Type Heparan Sulfate Pseudorabies Virus Cell Surface Heparan Sulfate Herpes Simplex Virus Genome 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Sawitzky
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Klinische und Experimentelle VirologieUniversitätsklinikum Benjamin Franklin, Freie Universität BerlinBerlinFederal Republic of Germany

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