Visna-maedi virus
A retrovirus of sheep and goats. A member of the Lentivirinae, related to HIV. First identified in Iceland when it was introduced by sheep imported from Germany, and causes two diseases: maedi, the most common, is a pulmonary infection (maedi is Icelandic for shortness of breath) ; visna is due to infection of the nervous system, causing a paralysis similar to multiple sclerosis (visna is Icelandic for wasting).

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • Visna-maëdi — Le visna maëdi est une maladie qui touche des ovins, causée par le Virus Visna Maëdi, un rétrovirus de la famille des lentivirus. Portail de la virologie …   Wikipédia en Français

  • VISNA — • Visna/maedi virus …   Dictionary of medical acronyms & abbreviations

  • Visna virus — Virus classification Group: Group VI (ssRNA RT) Family: Retroviridae Subfamily: Orthoretrovirinae …   Wikipedia

  • Maedi-Visna-Virus — Systematik Reich: Viren Ordnung: nicht klassifiziert Familie: Retroviridae Unterfamilien: Orthoretrovirinae Gattu …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • VISNA — Visna/maedi virus * * * vis·na vis nə n ovine progressive pneumonia of a chronic encephalitic form that is characterized typically by demyelination in the central nervous system and that leads eventually to paralysis see MAEDI * * * vis·na… …   Medical dictionary

  • Visna virus —   Visna virus Clasificación de los virus Grupo: VI (Virus ARN monocat …   Wikipedia Español

  • maedi/visna virus — visna/maedi v …   Medical dictionary

  • Visna — Maedi Visna ist eine durch das Maedi Visna Virus (MVV) hervorgerufene Infektionskrankheit bei Schafen. „Maedi“ und „Visna“ leiten sich aus isländischen Bezeichnungen ab (isländisch: Maedi, „Atemnot“ und Visna, „Müdigkeit“). Dieses Retrovirus… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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