Newly discovered virus a prime suspect in often-fatal beak disorder spreading among birds

»»Newly discovered virus a prime suspect in often-fatal beak disorder spreading among birds

Scientists have identified a novel virus — ‘Poecivirus’ — that has been linked to avian keratin disorder (AKD), a disease responsible for debilitating beak overgrowth and whose cause has remained elusive despite more than a decade of research. This new virus is being investigated as a potential cause of AKD and represents a critical step in understanding the emergence of this disease in wild bird populations around the world

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