Newcastle Disease Virus (Paramyxoviridae)

Ben Peeters, Guus Koch

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Newcastle disease (ND) is one of the most important infectious diseases of poultry. It is caused by virulent Avian avulavirus 1 (AAvV-1), also known as Newcastle disease virus (NDV) or Avian paramyxovirus 1 (APMV-1). Since the mid-1920s, ND has spread throughout the world. The use of vaccines derived from naturally occurring AAvV-1 strains has limited the economic losses due to ND. However, due to antigenic differences between vaccine and outbreak strains, vaccination does not prevent replication and spread of these viruses. Therefore, new genotype-matched vaccines are urgently needed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Virology
EditorsDennis H. Bamford, Mark Zuckerman
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780128145166
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Avian Avulavirus
  • Avian paramyxovirus
  • Avulavirus
  • Genotype
  • Lentogenic
  • Mesogenic
  • Neurotropic
  • Newcastle disease
  • Paramyxovirus
  • Pathotype
  • Phylogeny
  • Poultry disease
  • Velogenic
  • Viscerotropic


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