loading page

First detection of fowl adenovirus serotype 4 in peacocks, China
  • +4
  • Xinwei Wang,
  • Danyang Li,
  • Yu Deng,
  • Xia Yang,
  • Yongtao Li,
  • Zeng Wang,
  • Huimin Liu
Xinwei Wang
Henan Agricultural University
Author Profile
Danyang Li
Henan Agricultural University
Author Profile
Yu Deng
Henan Agricultural University
Author Profile
Xia Yang
Henan Agricultural University
Author Profile
Yongtao Li
Henan Agricultural University
Author Profile
Zeng Wang
Henan Agricultural University
Author Profile
Huimin Liu
Henan Agricultural University
Author Profile

Peer review status:UNDER REVIEW

07 Jul 2020Submitted to Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
08 Jul 2020Assigned to Editor
08 Jul 2020Submission Checks Completed
18 Jul 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned

Abstract

Inclusion body hepatitis and hydropericardium syndrome (HHS) associated with fowl adenovirus (FAdV) infections occurred worldwide. In this study, we confirmed an outbreak of HHS in captive peacocks in Henan Province, China. The causative agent fowl adenovirus serotype 4 (FAdV-4) was isolated and designated HN19. Phylogenetic analysis showed that HN19 isolate was clustered in FAdV-C. Animal experiments showed that HN19 exhibited high pathogenicity to chickens. The findings suggested that the possibility risk of cross-host transmission of FAdV-4.