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Borna Disease

Volume 190 of the series Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology pp 17-30

Natural and Experimental Borna Disease in Animals

  • R. RottAffiliated withInstitut für Virologie, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen
  • , H. BechtAffiliated withInstitut für Virologie, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen

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Abstract

Borna disease (BD) is a transmissible, progressive polioencephalomyelitis of horses and sheep, which are the main natural hosts. It occurs sporadically in endemic areas of Germany and Switzerland, while its presence in other countries has not been fully substantiated.