Herpesviridae

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Herpesviridae

[‚hər·pēz′vir·ə‚dī]
(virology)
A family of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA)-containing viruses characterized by enveloped virions containing one molecule of double-stranded linear DNA wrapped around an associated spool-shaped protein inside an icosahedron. It includes subfamilies Alphaherpesvirinae (herpes simplex virus group), Betaherpesvirinae (cytomegalovirus group), and Gammaherpesvirinae (lymphoproliferative virus group).
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Although herpesviral infection in birds has been reported in Strigidae since the early 20th century (5,6) and pigeon and dove family Columbidae since 1945, (7) the disease was not reported in Falconidae until 1971 (8) and in Accipitridae until 1994.
No animal escapes herpesviral infection: the virus has been detected in animals as exotic as the Indian cobra and as mundane as the American ground squirrel.
There have been few reports of this lesion in avian species, except for occasional reports in pigeons where the underlying cause is thought to be either hypovitaminosis A or herpesviral infection. This parrot was on a nutritionally adequate diet and had a negative antibody titer for Pacheco's disease, and no underlying cause was identified.