Polyomavirus affects mainly small psitaccine birds like parakeets and lovebirds, but can also strike on larger birds such as african greys. It affects and kills mainly in early stages. The adults with the virus do not show symptoms but are the disseiminating agents of the virus.
It is an infectious disease which affects mainly small psitaccine birds like parakeets and lovebirds, but can also affect larger birds such as african greys. It has been described in more than 40 species. The virus affects mainly in the young stages and the birds die very young. The ones that survive can become adults without symptoms and that keep disseminating the disease in the aviary. The disease can also be transmitted from the mother to the egg.
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