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What is Fowl Paralysis?

What is Fowl Paralysis?

  • Fowl Paralysis: A viral disease that affects poultry - it is very contagious and is a herpes virus. The virus tends to affect the nerves and cause tumors in internal organs. Poultry may be unable to lay eggs or may even die. Young birds are more susceptible than older birds with death most common between the ages of 8 and 20 weeks. The virus may attack the nervous system and result in paralysis or it may attack the visceral system and cause tumors in the internal organs. Some birds may die without any obvious symptoms.

Fowl Paralysis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Fowl Paralysis, or a subtype of Fowl Paralysis, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Fowl Paralysis: Introduction

Types of Fowl Paralysis:

Broader types of Fowl Paralysis:

How serious is Fowl Paralysis?

Prognosis of Fowl Paralysis: Most cases end in death. It's highly contagious nature may be devastating in commercial operations. Birds may become infected and not develop symptoms but may be carriers of the virus for months - the virus can spread from these birds to unvaccinated birds.
Complications of Fowl Paralysis: see complications of Fowl Paralysis

What causes Fowl Paralysis?

Causes of Fowl Paralysis: see causes of Fowl Paralysis

What are the symptoms of Fowl Paralysis?

Symptoms of Fowl Paralysis: see symptoms of Fowl Paralysis

Complications of Fowl Paralysis: see complications of Fowl Paralysis

Fowl Paralysis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Fowl Paralysis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Fowl Paralysis.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Fowl Paralysis: Veterinarian ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Fowl Paralysis.
Treatments for Fowl Paralysis: see treatments for Fowl Paralysis

Name and Aliases of Fowl Paralysis

Main name of condition: Fowl Paralysis

Other names or spellings for Fowl Paralysis:

Marek's Disease, Neurolymphomatosis, Marek disease, Fowl Paralyses
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)


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