turkey hepatitis virus (THV) A possible species in the genus Enterovirus. Infectious only for turkeys. Multiplies in fowl embryos.
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turkey herpesvirus 1 Synonym for Meleagrid herpesvirus 1.
turkey meningoencephalitis virus A possible species in the genus Flavivirus. Caused a progressive and fatal paralysis with enteritis of turkeys in Israel. Virus replicates in chick embryo cell cultures with CPE, and in eggs killing the embryo. Virus attenuated by egg passage can be used as a vaccine. Injected i.c. in mice causes encephalitis. Chicks and other birds are resistant.
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