Chicken Infectious anemia virus (CIAv) is the only member of the genus.
Gyro: from Latin gyrus, “ring” or “circuit”.

 Year  Event  Reference

Isolation of chicken anemia agent (CAA)

Yuasa N, Taniguchi T, Yoshida I. Isolation and some characteristics of an agent inducing anemia in chicks. Avian diseases. 1979 Apr 1:366-85.t al. (1979) Avian Diseases 23:366-385


Prototype attenuated CAV

Meehan BM, Todd D, Creelan JL, Connor TJ, McNulty MS.
Investigation of the attenuation exhibited by a molecularly cloned
chicken anemia virus isolate by utilizing a chimeric virus approach.
Journal of virology. 1997 Nov;71(11):8362-7.


Prototype modified live vaccine

Noteborn MH, Verschueren CA, van Ormondt H, van der Eb AJ. Chicken anemia virus strains with a mutated enhancer/promoter region share reduced virus spread and cytopathogenicity. Gene. 1998 Nov 26;223(1-2):165-72.