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Pathogenesis of Visna

  • G. Georgsson
  • P. A. Palsson
  • G. Petursson
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 142)

Abstract

Visna, the prototype of slow infections (Sigurdsson, 1954), is a menin-goencephalitis of sheep, caused by a retrovirus (Petursson et al., 1979) which belongs to the group of lentiviruses and is related to the recently isolated human virus that causes AIDS (Sonigo et al., 1985).

Keywords

Multinucleated Giant Cell Pathological Lesion Virus Persistence Virulent Virus Infected Sheep 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Georgsson
    • 1
  • P. A. Palsson
    • 1
  • G. Petursson
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Experimental PathologyUniversity of IcelandKeldurIceland

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