Infectious Diseases 2020

Infectious Diseases 2020

IB, Var ll strain was first identified in Germany

2020 - Poultry Science 99:797–800 9 February, 2020

The infectious bronchitis virus Middle-East GI-23 lineage (Var2-like) was observed on a German broiler farm, in  Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, for the first time. The animals suffered from respiratory and nephropathogenic disease. Gross lesions observed during necropsy included  tracheitis, aerosacculitis, and nephritis. Tracheal swabs were tested positive for infectious bronchitis virus Middle-East GI-23 lineage (Var2-like) by PCR.
Furthermore, sequence analysis of the S1 spike protein showed close relationship to the commercially available vaccine TAbic IBVAR206 and polish isolates.