Outbreak of turkey pox disease in fowl pox vaccinated poults in Vom Plateau State of Nigeria

EM Odoya, A Abegunde, BG Agyogbo, SO Omatainse, E Gwankat, UG Okpara



An outbreak of poxvirus infecting 45 turkeys of 8 weeks of age is reported. Poults were previously vaccinated against pox using fowl poX vaccine. The outbreak persisted for 5 weeks with 100% morbidity hut no mortality. The cutaneous form only existed. Turkey pox virus was isolated by propagation in chorioallantoid membrane and confirmed by reproducing the disease in susceptible turkeys.

African Journal of Clinical and Experimental Microbiology Vol. 7(2) 2006: 136-138